I decided I was going to mark the uniqueness of this year’s State of the Union address by participating in a unique way. I have a CNN Pipeline account so I decided to watch via the Internet. Unfortunately, CNN decided to use the occasion of the event to allow anyone to try Pipeline. The consequences, at least for me, were not good. Normally, the video and sound come through with high quality. For the first part of the speech this evening, nothing worked. The feed constantly rebuffered allowing only a few seconds of video. About half way through things improved. I am thinking that most folks decided to try the trusty TV allowing those of us who were more stubborn the opportunity to use the net.
One can only imagine what direction variations on this type of application and opportunity might take. What about a digg-like system allowing a show of support or rejection following different claims or proposals?