With the availability of soooo many new platforms and apps for use, I find this a good thing and a bad thing. On the one hand, what fun it is to discover something new that is easy to jump into and use right away. On the other hand, so many things to explore and so little time! This morning and last Friday I stumbled into live Social Media events that gave amazingly great information. I didn’t have to register, put it on my calendar, log in to some platform that asks you for a code you just don’t have, etc. Nope, I just went to Blab.im. So fun!
ThePeaceCenter.com is hosting a new challenge, the #4Q15Goals Challenge. Previously, we just hosted an in-person group meeting, handed out papers (goal forms), answered questions live and interacted with those on Facebook who were interested or through personal phone calls and emails. I haven’t hosted this challenge for a few years and oh boy, have things changed. The new live streaming platforms make online meetings seem very easy. I really didn’t care for Google Hangouts. Getting all the members signed onto their Google accounts and finding the Hangout took half the meeting time up! After Monday night, I’ll report back on just how easy the new live streaming, #Blab.im was.
I’m planning on hosting my own Blab.im for the #4Q15Goals Challenge for our information meeting on Monday. As I understand it, just create a title for the Blab and boom – you’re good. It isn’t public until another joins…otherwise I guess it would be like blabbing to myself in the mirror. The #Blab host shares the link with an invitation. Once live and in action, other viewers can do just that – view or log in and interact. I was logged in through Twitter and jumped right in to the first one I was on, not realizing that’s a bit like opening a closed door to a conference room with glass on it, uninvited, and barging right in. Oops! There are settings the host can do to prevent this, so it isn’t likely you will create your own Blab.im gaffs too easily. You have to be logged in to comment or “high-five” the people on screen or to type questions or comments. You could just stay in the “lurking” mode and listen to the whole #Blab like it is a tv show you have on in the background. Although, I signed in and high-fived a couple comments (I have to admit I felt a bit shy with my high-five). I’m sure it will come easier with more time spent #blabbing.
Looking forward to #LiveStreaming.