Guatemala: Bloggers are Livestreaming Protests Calling for President To Step Down

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8 Responses to “Guatemala: Bloggers are Livestreaming Protests Calling for President To Step Down”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Link isn’t working?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hmmn. it’s quite slow history, isn’t it?

  3. Irene Delse says:

    The Revolution Will Be Videoblogged…

  4. nosehat says:

    This is fantastic technology for a protest!

    Police would think twice about doing anything if a significant fraction of the protesters carried a cheap camera that uploaded the video in real-time (rather than just stored it in the camera).

    I’d love to see a cheap, mass produced internet camera transmitter that can be distributed to protesters worldwide.

    Hopefully, if the police start anything, they won’t think to shut off the nearby cell towers first.

  5. Burz says:

    Dazzling! Not even protests in Manhattan are this well-covered (or well heeled). But Xeni, you are starting to look like a complete tool.

  6. Aneurysm says:

    I wish I could this moment in history unfolding, but work doth block streaming videos.

    What I’m wondering (and have been wondering since about 2006), is why protesters in more industrialized nations tend not to stream video of the protests they attend. Sure, there is plenty of after the fact media, but not a whole lot live media. There’s more capital and technological resources available to the average citizen in such countries, so what gives?

    I think there needs to be some sort of streaming/recording site for just protest/human rights violation/civil liberty violation media. It would give new meaning to the old oft shouted phrase – “The Whole World is Watching!”

  7. Burz says:

    There’s more capital and technological resources available to the average citizen in such countries, so what gives?

    You have to ask? Why, the CIA is the gift that keeps giving…

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