Boston Media Makers been meeting at Doyle's Café in Jamaica Plain, MA for 11 years. This is the first year that we took the Summer off.
Bruce Garber helped run our first Virtual meeting. We used blab.im, one of the many video conferencing solutions out there.
Here's what it looked like:
The benefits if blab.im as a video conferencing platform:
1. Easy to use
2. No echo
3. Very clear video with no discernible lag
4. Quickly produced links to radio and video download
5. Embed code (see above) for the video chat. Note: You can pause and resume recording during the chat.
6. Multiple moderators
7. Screen share
8. YouTube video share
Here are some screen captures of our chat:
Image: Sharing a webpage
Image: Three people chatting with room for one more