Interactive live blogging at the May 4 City Council meeting

In early Feb. I tested an interactive live blogging tool called CoverItLive and liked it.  I’ve not used it since because there’s no wi-fi available (GRRRR) during City Council or School Board meetings, two events that would seem to lend themselves to interactive live blogging.  But there’s now an app called PDAnet for my Android / T-Mobile G1/Google phone that allows it to easily be used as a tethered USB modem. (It’s slow, since there’s still no T-Mobile 3G service here in Northfield (GRRR) I plan to try using it tonight for the City Council meeting.

11 am update: I’m doing a test to see if my 2G connection speed will be able to handle it. Ignore for now.

11:45 am update: DONE! It works. (continued)


  1. Tracy Davis said:

    I tried making a few comments using the CiL input and send above, but it didn’t appear to work.

    May 4, 2009
  2. Tracy Davis said:

    Never mind, everything’s working fine. Pretty cool technology.

    May 4, 2009
  3. Griff Wigley said:

    Thx, Tracy… it worked but the connection went up and down constantly. I don’t think I’ll do it again until the City provides internet access via wi-fi or ethernet.

    May 4, 2009

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