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This article re-blogged via radiojar’s tumblr ::: I must ask this – what happens when (not if) the internet collapses or is collapsed. Or just goes “offline” for any notable amount of time. Society depends on it. If digital goes down, your cellular telephone won’t be able to communicate. You should always have analog back-up. Free, over-the-air radio and television are the last outposts of free speech, thought and human interaction. Just sayin’ – now go ahead and continue reading!
Current times for radio feel like the increase in the movement of the needle on a seismograph foretelling a tremendous volcanic eruption destined to alter radio forever. The reason for this cosmogonic transformation is simple: listeners are migrating online.
Well, it’s not actually Skype, but it’s the next best thing. I acquired a Lenovo ThinkPad over the summer and have dedicated the laptop to my personal media projects. I do a lot with Skype and SoundCloud, as well as work for my employer via Adobe Audition. I outfitted the T42 with a camera purchased for a dollar at a garage sale: it’s become a workhorse for me, and I’ve discovered there are a lot of videoconferencing options out there…
Conor Dougherty has filed an article on the NY Times bits blog: “Google is playing with a new technology that it hopes will help people find more reliable medical information. It’s called a doctor.
- LINK to the Bits Blog Article
The service involves Google’s “Helpouts” product — where people can search for experts and talk to them over video — a trial program in which people who are searching for symptoms like pink eye and the common cold can video-chat with a doctor. The company is working with medical groups including Scripps and One Medical, which are ‘making their doctors available and have verified their credentials,’ according to a spokeswoman.”