Events that take place completely online can be captured using programs that record what you see on your screen. Those recordings are called screencasts. You might have run across them as video tutorials or promotional videos, but they can also be used to tell a story.
Once the video is playing, make sure to click on the “View in HD” link to watch it in the same size it was recorded.
I would love to see something like this done by someone with experience creating quality screencasts. I must have violated every best practice out there. Pleas feel free to share any tips in the comments below.
Here are a few other takes on the birth of the #followwomenjournas hashtag:
Dipity made the process easy. I created a new timeline and added a new event for each of the CNN landmarks.
As I created each item, I pasted the address of the corresponding video into the clearly-marked “Video URL” field. I completed each entry by copying and pasting the summaries from Luckie’s original post.
For the few items that didn’t have videos, I simply added the URL of the corresponding images in the post.
Here, with permission from Luckie, is the final product. A visual timeline created by pasting in 9 almighty links:
In a recent post, visitor yael asked how to get TweetDeck to show previews of shortened URLs. Sounds like a great opportunity to try out some screencasting software, so here are 16 seconds of video to answer yael’s question:
Oh, and a quick answer to yael’s other question: TweetDeck’s most recent version is “v0.26.2” and can be downloaded at http://tweetdeck.com/beta/.
Why should you care about previewing shortened URLs? Take a look at these links: