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SXSW 2010: Leo Laporte Live Streaming Crowd Surfing

Ask anyone who was at SXSW Interactive or just watched the online coverage from warmth and security of a Shiner Bock and a snuggy, one the of highlights was seeing king of the internet and pope of SXSW Leo Laporte crowd surf at Saturday’s Diggnation party. Leo was using a backpack device loaned from Ustream that uses 6 bonded 3G modems to give enough bandwidth to send high quality video back to Ustream. What was amazing is the whole thing worked while Leo was crowd surfing; watching it live from home, I was holding my breath just waiting for the stream to fail or a cord to get pulled out from the broadcaster unit. Watch the video and see it for yourself.

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The Reason You Probably Shouldn’t Play Chatroulette on Your Video Podcast

Chatroulette.com sprouted up a couple of weeks ago and has taken the Internet by storm.  If you don’t know about Chatroulette already than it is easily explained that it’s Skype video chat except you don’t know who is gonna show up on the other end. Most of the time it’s guys like the Jonas brothers that keep hitting next until they find a pretty lady to chat up, but there is a sizable portion of the users that are guys that to put delicately are very visibly excited to be on chatroulette.

On Sunday’s episode of TWIT number 237, Leo Laporte, regretfully for people like me who were watching the live stream, tried his luck at chatroulette. The short excerpt is below.

Here’s the longer version, about 7 minutes.

I also came across this great short documentary about Chatroulette

chat roulette from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

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Weatherman freaks out about the Snowpocalypse a.k.a. “Snowmageddon”

Jim Kosek, a meteorologist that works for AccuWeather.com, an online weather website, reached YouTube fame with his recent report about the impending Snowpocalypse that hit the Baltimore and D.C. area last week. While doing some research on Kosek I came across the second video about Jim Kosek, and apparently it is a common occurence for Kosek it get psyched about the weather. There even is a Jim Kosek fan club on Facebook.com (link) with more than 1,000 fans. There was even a piece on Kosek in the Washington Post this weekend about Kosek and his antics. (link)

Enjoy some of these other classic Kosek weather casts.