Friday, June 06, 2008

Be your own TV news editor

I've been tracking developments at Fox Chicago's It's a project aimed at filtering on the way out, rather than the way in. You choose the live feeds you want to watch - you select your own TV news - unedited.

Andrew Finlayson (the man behind the plan) and I have been exchanging emails. The latest asks for a little help in stress testing. So here's your chance to early-adopt and see if you can't make it fall over!

Ideally, give it a try on Friday, June 7. And please spread the word. Thanks.

Andrew said: "We have rolled out the latest version of This is the project created at Fox Chicago but is something we hope could become a separate effort.

"We want to stress test it in the real world. We coded the new website in house (except for the Mogulus player and chat box)… learned a great deal but now is the time to see if it works with the public.

"Would you be willing to look at it and ask your friends to take a peek?

"We need help in pounding away at the page on Friday to see if our new set up will handle all the traffic.

We welcome any feedback regarding this website that gathers together live feeds from around the world on to one easy to use website."

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?