It has become increasingly relevant to consider the vast amount of videos online as more than just crude database archives playable offline – which we can browse at any time by simply playing them back, like a videocassette playhead we move backwards and forwards.
That is not the case when the feed comes in real time. Sadly, today many people are forced to use proprietary protocols to stream live events, such as the one on this post, that will be “aired” live in the coming hours as Hurricane Sandy (Category 1 on October 28) approaches New York City.
“Tim Pool” will be reporting from the streets, as you can see on his channel, Timcast.
But who is Tim Pool? One can go further and start a chat with him as he puts himself in Sandy’s path – but how? Well, we are all encouraged to go deeper into “real-timeness” via – what else? – Twitter feeds. Here is his account and profile description:
TIME 100 nominee, Tech Developer, Journalist covering political action, activism, and technology. Tim@Timcast.tv
New York · http://Timcast.com
He covers everything with his mobile device, batteries and connectivity. This is technically similar to the video of the wounded U.S. soldier in Afghanistan posted here a few days back. This time the FPV (first-person view) will be in real time, like the coverage of the underwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, near where Sandy is presently located.