My newest Online name (or handle if you are deep into 70’s CB) is Qikker80388. Not as quaint as some in the online nomenclature, but now I’ve joined qik.com (pronounced “quick”) and I can’t work out how to give myself a name more human, I’ll stick with Qikker80388 in the meantime.
So what’s it all about? Earlier today I was standing on the shore in Holywood streaming live on the internet a panorama of Belfast Lough from my Nokia. OK the picture quality wasn’t that good and the slight breeze sounds like a storm. but let’s not start with the “quality” issue until we get over the technical miracle. That’s try than sentence again “Earlier today I was standing on the shore in Holywood streaming live on the internet a panorama of Belfast Lough from my Nokia.”
Only a few years ago I needed thousands of pounds of kit fast connections and expensive cameras to do much the same. Qik might be miniature quick and dirty, but if the recent history of social media technology is anything to go by, not only are we all going to be broadcasters, we’re all going to have our Outside Broadcast Units, too.