I love to play..... with technology, especially videos and live-video streaming.! (+Live Google Hangouts onAir! Simply one of the best features of this platform!)The technology is changing daily, as new ideas come into play, so I do spend much time researching for improvements.
Imagine having an audience of 100,000 people glued to your every word! (That is an amazing feeling)
For some people that is what I am working to achieve so that they become better known for their abilities in a global marketplace.
Apart from that I spend time with my children on the weekends when they visit, sometimes that can be an adventure in itself!
If you are looking to see some of the video work that I have done, please subscribe to my YouTube page: www.youtube.com/user/EpicBusinessTools
The whole part of using new media for journalism really excites me. I came to meet +Sarah Hill
through contacts using Google + and have been part of her U_news
program since it's inception in September last year.
When the ability to use my iPhone (with G+) came in early October, that really changed how and where I could report a story from. In the many weeks that U_news has been running, I have been live on a passenger ferry, live from a kid's triathlon, at a wildlife sanctuary, by the beach and many places in between.
The days of having a field army(crew) on site to report live for a newscast are numbered, particularly with the enormous cost of covering an outside broadcast event on location.
Much of this is also a credit to the +Telstra
3G network that I use in Australia, as I have proved this to be among the best in the world. I am able to produce a stable (broadcast quality) video image to +KOMU 8 News
which is half way around the world from where I live.
I still pinch myself at what I have done and I know that there are areas that I can still improve the technology to make this even more accessible.
There are several other media organisations starting to use this platform to engage with their audience which is exciting for me.
News broadcasts will not ever be the same. There are several natural events recently that would benefit from crowd-sourced news stories from local people.
There are several other industries that will benefit from the face-to-face ability of Google Plus. I hope you are able to gain as much out of this platform as I have.
One other thing: FILL IN YOUR PROFILE!
This helps other find you so that they are able to add you to their circles. Adding some pictures also helps as well.
Use Google Translate to help with language barriers, even though it is not perfect, the program makes it easier.