Monday, June 06, 2016

Virtual Online Meetings with Video Using Blab: Boston Media Makers

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, one of the many video conferencing solutions out there.

Here's what it looked like:

The benefits if 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:

Virtual Boston Media Makers blab
Image: Chat

Virtual Boston Media Makers blab
Image: Sharing a webpage

Virtual Boston Media Makers blab
Image: Three people chatting with room for one more

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