Tuesday night as I was finishing up the prep for my presentations and scanning the stunning election results from New Hampshire, I got Skype pinged by Arthus who asked “would you be willing to Skype in re: NH?” About the same time I saw a Tweet go by noting that Arthus (who is 14, btw, and probably hates the constant references to that important contextual fact) was broadcasting live at UStream, dissecting the vote tallies coming in from around his home state. A few seconds later, I’m there with about 30 other people, watching and listening to his analysis and his wide ranging discussions with Skyped in guests.
And here I am, the guy doing the spotlight session at NECC on “Creating Live Web TV for the Classroom for Global Audiences” typing into the chat box “Hey Arthus, how do you get Skype to work with UStream?” and Arthus in a much nicer way basically saying “Read my blog, doofus.”
If you read Arthus' blog entry, it explains how to use a Mac to loop the sound back into the mic. It made me wonder if this would be a good way of handling audio in Adobe Connect meeting so that people who do not have a phone connection could still hear what is going on.