Easier Twitter Powered Subtitles for Youtube Movies

Pretty much all the sentiment I’ve picked from my post on Twitter Powered Subtitles for Conference Audio/Videos on Youtube is that the process for generating the subtitles is too complicated, so I’ve had a go at simplifying it: The workflow is now as follows. Suppose you have a recording of an event that people were … Continue reading “Easier Twitter Powered Subtitles for Youtube Movies”

Twitter Powered Youtube Subtitles, Reprise: Anytime Commenting

One of the things that attracts me to serialised feeds (as well as confusing the hell out of me) is the possibility of letting people subscribe to, and add, comments in “relative time”… … that is, as well as viewing the content via a serialised feed, the comments feed should also be serialised (with timestamps … Continue reading “Twitter Powered Youtube Subtitles, Reprise: Anytime Commenting”

Twitter Powered Subtitles for Conference Audio/Videos on Youtube

Last week, I wrote a post on hHow people Tweeted Through Carter on “Delivering Digital Britain” at NESTA, where I created a slideshow of tweets posted in response to the NESTA Delivering Britain event/video stream and used them to illustrate the audio recording of Lord Carter’s presentation. Chatting to @liamgh last week, I mentioned how … Continue reading “Twitter Powered Subtitles for Conference Audio/Videos on Youtube”

Twitter and the Telly…and the Sale of Twapperkeeper

Two and a half years ago or so, I cobbled together a Yahoo Pipe that created a caption/subtitle feed file from a hashtag based search on Twitter. The idea was that if folk were using a tag to tweet around a video event, such as a conference video feed or TV broadcast, and a recording … Continue reading “Twitter and the Telly…and the Sale of Twapperkeeper”

Time, Yet, for Twitter Captions on BBC iPlayer Content?

A couple of days ago, the Guardian reported a quote from Dimblebobs about Question Time being bigger than X-Factor on Twitter (How Question Time got as big as The X Factor on Twitter); so when are we going to see optional Twitter captions made available, either in real time, or on catch-up services such as … Continue reading “Time, Yet, for Twitter Captions on BBC iPlayer Content?”

Searching the Backchannel – Martin Bean, OU VC, Twitter Captioned at JISC10

Other Martin’s been at it again, this time posting JISC10 Conference Keynotes with Twitter Subtitles. The OU’s VC, Martin Bean, gave the opening keynote, and I have to admit it really did make me feel that the OU is the best place for me to be working at the moment :-) … though maybe after … Continue reading “Searching the Backchannel – Martin Bean, OU VC, Twitter Captioned at JISC10”

How To Create Wordcloud from a Twitter Hashtag Search Feed in a Few Easy Steps

So I was struggling for a quick hit blog post to publish today (busy:-(, but then I got a tweet from @paulbradshaw asking “Any ideas how you could make mashup showing the frequency of certain words in hashtagged tweets – e.g. tagcloud.” Hmm – like this maybe? :-) [NOTE – you need to encode the … Continue reading “How To Create Wordcloud from a Twitter Hashtag Search Feed in a Few Easy Steps”

Crowd-Sourced Social Media Subtitling of the F1 Video Archive – Or Not…

As a team entry with Martin Hawksey, we put in an entry to the third Tata F1 Connectivity Prize Challenge, which was to catalogue the F1 video archive. We didn’t win (prizewinning entries here), but here’s the gist of our entry… You may recognise it as something we’d bounced ideas around with before… Social Media … Continue reading “Crowd-Sourced Social Media Subtitling of the F1 Video Archive – Or Not…”

Backchannel Side Effects – Personal Meeting Notes

So at some point during yesterday, @eingang tweeted: … how can I quickly get a list of all my tweets from #ouconf10? and picked up a response from @mhawksey after I suggested that the conference tweets were archived on Twapperkeeper: @Eingang twapperkeeper can filter by user as well. Here are your tweets for #ouconf10 http://bit.ly/cuqFVnContinue reading “Backchannel Side Effects – Personal Meeting Notes”