Technology drives Citizen Journalism
When I saw this hi-def video of the Serendra car explosion yesterday, I thought this is the future of citizen journalism — live or almost live video broadcast of incidents as they happen, taken by ordinary people.
Still images are no longer enough. People want live video — high definition video. Take for example these series of footages taken by one of the witnesses in yesterday’s incident at Serendra / Boni High Street.
Technology drives citizens journalism. We need more mobile phones with HD video recording, more portables devices like the Flip MinoHD to be more affordable, and convergent devices like the iPod Nano Video to be more connected over-the-air and a much faster/better 3G connections for live “by the minute” coverage.