Earlier today BH had an entry on CoverItLive, software that allows you to add more dimensions to live blogging, such as polls, videos, pictures, etc.
I understand that ‘live blogging’ is a growing phenomenon, but something about it leaves me flat.
Every blog I am visiting these days seems to say “Live Blogging the Obama Inauguration.”
Even though I consider myself pretty well versed in new media, I prefer to watch historic events the old fashioned way: on TV. Heck, I’ll even pick up a newspaper. I’m not suggesting that blogs don’t do a nice job covering these events. I think it’s a great way to fill in the gaps of major media coverage. It’s also a way to get some unique perspective from different ‘storytellers.’ However, when it comes to BIG events (new president, SuperBowl, etc.) I can’t see opting for live blogging coverage if other alternatives are available. I can see it being an option for things of a smaller scale (new iPhone release, press conferences, and so on).
Don’t hate me, I’m just being honest. And I ask the same from you. What are your thoughts on live blogging? If you know of a great archived example, include the link below for me to check out. I’d love to be ‘sold’ on the concept.
Do you pay attention to ‘live blogging’ events?