“Scott, are you planning a listener meetup any time soon? We’re going to be in Las Vegas next week, and would love to meet other listeners to your show!”
From time to time, I get an email like the one above. Melissa and I think it’s great that listeners to the show are interested in getting together, like we’ve done in previous meetups. And while there’s nothing like seeing folks in person, there’s still many more people who’d like to attend but are unable to because their either busy, out of town, or not Las Vegas locals.
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to create a Virtual Video Meetup—where any of our listeners could join in for free, regardless of their location, and have some fun talking among each other.
After some preliminary testing, I think I’ve created such an environment on the Living in Las Vegas Podcast website!
Announcing the LiLV LIVE VIDEO CHAT ROOM
If you look on the Home Page of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast website, you’ll see a new graphic in the right-side column. It takes you to our brand new LiLV LIVE VIDEO CHAT Room! In it, we all can:
- Host an unlimited number of participants
- See and hear up to 12 Live Video Feeds from those participating in the meetup.
- Add content to the real-time textual chat window
- Engage in private text-chats with any participant
In our preliminary testing, we had five video feeds running at one time. I’d like to push that a bit farther this evening, if you’re up for it! So tonight I’m going to run a “beta” test of our new webpage: http://www.LivingInLV.com/VideoChat
Tonight at 5:30pm Pacific, you are invited to test out our new Live Video Chat Room. I’ll be there with a lovely beverage hoping to talk with listeners from all over the place. If you have a camera and microphone, come join the fun. And even if you don’t, stop by anyways. We had fun during our testing talking with people who just used the chat window provided for all participants.
Date: Today (11/13/09)
Time: 5:30pm Pacific
Why? Because I’m all about the Kumbaya, my friend!
Hope to see you tonight!