What influenced me this week…

Twitter powered captioning for Live streaming video
The concept of combining video and twitter feeds for recorded events was first proposed Tom Smith in February 2009[1] after experiencing Graham Linehan’s BadMovieClub[2] in which at 9pm exactly on the 13th February 2009, over 2,000 Twitter users simultaneously pressed ‘Play’ on the film ‘The Happening’ and continued to ‘tweet’ whilst watching, creating a collective viewing experience. – Twitter Subtitling, Wikipedia

Patrik Lauke’s presentation on HTML 5 with twitter generated subtitles
Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer content
Twitter powered subtitles for the BBC iPlayer
Creating Twitter Powered Subtitles – Generate subtitles from tweets
A great overview of Twitter subtitles by Brian Kelly
Twitter captioned video gets even better
First Thoughts on iPad Potential for People with Intellectual Disabilities
An iPad, with a simple-to use interface similar to those presented by augmentative communication apps, would be a lot less expensive than single purpose AC devices or multi-function computers. – John Rochford at Clear Helper

Quote of the week
By Shane Morris. He has such a funny dry sense of humour sometimes:

Q: You’ve been involved in the industry for quite some time, and seen it mature. Where do you see it going from here?
A: “I think of it this way: once we were in the business of telling people their baby is ugly. Then we progressed to advising people how to make their babies more attractive. Nowadays I help companies work out what sort of baby they want, or whether they’d actually prefer an Xbox.” – UX Design: What it is, What it Takes, and Where it’s Going

And this just made me laugh…

Do websites need to be experienced exactly the same in every browser?


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