I’ve been introduced to the most amazing video twitter interface by a friend Robert Arnold and Mr. Olson. What’s got me all excited is this, Blab. The sites layout is outstanding and the fact that they integrated twitter so well is sweet. You can signup for the site with your twitter account which is amazingly easy and plus it’s Free.
Here is what your home page looks like. In the top right click on your picture to access your profile and settings. Of course this is how you edit your profile and find access to your bio that they let you enter.
You will notice immediately that your seeing the on air shows organized by ones that have most views and current viewers. Each Blab is allowed up to three categories. I have been enjoying ones marked social media.
On the left hand side from this page you can easily find live shows for the category you select. You’ll see in the top there is a search bar and some tabs to view live shows, scheduled, and replays.
People are usually pretty polite and exploring the Blabs is normal procedure around the program. If you need to start a blab just visit the top right of the screen.
Once inside you’ll notice a live chat on the right that shows the pictures of people chatting via their twitter picture. A sweet feature I like is that you can tweet on the left hand side and it shows tweets from your attendees. To follow someone on blab just click their picture from the chat and open their profile. It’s an easy button press. You will also find that you can follow people on twitter from the same page. It’s a nice feature in case you like what someone is saying in chat and just the video area. To follow from the video area just click on the little person sign on their video for an immediate follow(nice).
A couple of commands I picked up:
If you type /q before you type something it will highlight it as a question
If you are on camera by typing /topic you can change the name of a topic
To highlight someone you are talking to, to respond to them, type @theirusername
A novelty is the two hands in the bottom right of each video. Members can click on it to give props, or show their appreciation for a person on video.
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