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qik.com


I’m not known as a gadget person, and certainly don’t consider myself a techie……on the contrary, I can be technically challenged at times, but I AM determined (or Rick may call it stubborn). Have you seen Qik?

Where you can stream live video directly to your blog from your mobile phone?

I am dying for someone to tell me if they have tried it. I recently set up a mobile phone blog and can’t begin to tell you how much fun it is.

Now the idea of posting video directly to a blog from my cell phone has to be the ultimate. ( too bad the iphone doesn’t have video capability……what were they thinking?).

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I can see myself taking a quick video of a listing, or a local restaurant or park, even video taping someone coming into an open house. I can also see this used for security measures, now that there is so much talk about the safety of our industry and having people know where you are at all times.

So tell us if you’ve tried it, give us your take – show us examples if you’re brave.

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Ines is all Miami, all the time. A Miami Beach Realtor® with Majestic properties, Ines authors Miamism.com, PrimeMiamiBeach.com, and MiamismPix.com and is always on communication's leading edge. She goes out of her way to engage and be engaged, often using Mojitos to keep the mood light and give everything she does a Miami flavor. You can find her goofing off or instigating trouble at Twitter, Flickr, Facebook or LinkedIn.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Missy Caulk

    February 4, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I read your mobile blog today, it is cool, looks like wp.com so you just post the photos right there. Now a stream video, what will our kids grow up with?

  2. Ines

    February 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    LOL Missy! who knows what they will come up with but I think it’s funny how my kids think I’m geeky.

  3. Larry Yatkowsky

    February 5, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Hi Ines,

    re your security measures.

    I don’t mean to be maudlin in your post and this is a bit off topic and maybe inappropriate so please accept my apologies in advance.

    A little heads up reminder………Girls please, be careful out there. Think safe first – sale later. Showing a house – take a buddy with you.

    We just lost a young 24 year old Realtor showing an empty house.

    You can read this very sad story at this link.
    https://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080204/realtor_murder_080204/20080204?hub=TopStories

    Ines, thanks for your patience with me.

  4. ines

    February 5, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Larry – that’s why I wrote about the “security measures” – I can see this being used as a tool if you cannot be accompanied by a buddy – you video tape the house, yourself, the visitor and send it to the blog – tell the person you do that every time to document showings. Worst case is that the post is deleted later.

    It’s a very sad story without a doubt.

  5. Benn Rosales

    February 5, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I love this, but the demos of it were lame and boring on the site. I can think of a million cool things you can do with this…

  6. Ines

    February 5, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I totally agree with you Benn – I can think of so many cool applications – can’t wait for someone to show us what they’ve done.

  7. Ryan Hukill

    February 10, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    OK, so I’m all about new techie toys, so I’m parking here to read any fun uses someone might post. Surely someone around here has put this thing to use, haven’t they?

  8. Ines

    February 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Ryan, I’m hoping to hear from someone that has – I want to see this in action!

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