Can We Kill Liveblogging Now!?

I was feeding my pop culture need this afternoon while checking this article about Derren Brown on the Guardian.

I was struck by the italics highlighting that they will liveblog the event.

Can you refresh my mind about the use of liveblogging? It may have been cool in 2005, but since twitter, Miso and the likes I see it completely irrelevant.

The Guardians of the Guardian keep promoting it on the homepage as it is a really cool technology.

Maybe I’d give it a go in closed events where there is no streaming available such as Apple events used to be.

In conclusion, dear Guardians instead of liveblogging why don’t you aggregate all the tweets (moderated so you provide a service by skimming the noise), pictures coming from flickr and videos coming from Youtube.

Why don’t you became part of the discussion and contribute with your Twitter, flickr, Youtube account. Liveblogging puts you on a pedestal which does not fit with the reality of things.
Author: Nick Donnelly

Apple still don’t allow streaming – so I think live blogging is useful as a record of what’s happening – and tweeting / aggregating tweets is useful for responses.I’d say both have a place.

Author: Nick Donnelly

Apple still don’t allow streaming – so I think live blogging is useful as a record of what’s happening – and tweeting / aggregating tweets is useful for responses.I’d say both have a place.

Author: Julius Solaris

Nick, last Apple event was livestreamed on mobiles and Desktop. Apple only for sure but I guess the point is what has liveblogging to offer? Official twitter account records much better.

Author: Julius Solaris

Nick, last Apple event was livestreamed on mobiles and Desktop. Apple only for sure but I guess the point is what has liveblogging to offer? Official twitter account records much better.

Author: Nick Donnelly

If apple do that at every event from now on that’s greatI think live blogging works in the absence of that as commentary. Maybe live tweeting is as good? Separating commentary tweeds from discussion if taking all tweeds would also be a key aim as you say.Sent from my iPhone

Author: Nick Donnelly

If apple do that at every event from now on that’s greatI think live blogging works in the absence of that as commentary. Maybe live tweeting is as good? Separating commentary tweeds from discussion if taking all tweeds would also be a key aim as you say.Sent from my iPhone

Author: Julius Solaris

Exactly!

Author: Julius Solaris

Exactly!

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