Comments for It's Not My Emergency http://www.chiefb2.com Retired Crisis Manager's Brain Dump Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on Is It Time For Meerkat? by Brian Humphrey http://www.chiefb2.com/2015/03/08/is-it-time-for-meerkat/#comment-1509 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:05:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=999#comment-1509 Chief, you’re most welcome – and thank you for bringing the tool (and the larger issue) forth for discussion.

I can certainly remember the earliest days of Twitter, when it was a stepchild of Odeo – and look how far that one tool has come. As such, the horrific linkrot and opt-in by default notification annoyance et al currently associated with Meerkat is merely a passing phase.

Outside the context of your question, I might seem a little more upbeat, were there not so many poorly adopted (and in some cases already superior) video streaming tools available – including Ustream, LiveStream and their TwitCam subordinate, Twitcasting, Bambuser, Periscope, and at least a dozen others.

I strongly believe that there is a need and ability for stronger and more well integrated audio and video in the #SMEM biosphere, and like you, grew tired long ago of people declaring that [name their favorite single tool of the moment] was THE definition of social media.

Thanks for your always thought inspiring columns, and for allowing me to offer my personal US $0.02 – YMMV :)

Fraternally,

BH

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Comment on Is It Time For Meerkat? by Bill Boyd http://www.chiefb2.com/2015/03/08/is-it-time-for-meerkat/#comment-1508 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:31:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=999#comment-1508 Hey Brian, thanks for the link and the thoughts. I’m not sold either. But, the concept is intriguing, and for the first time in a long time has me excited about the potential evolution of #SMEM. While some are still figuring out how Twitter works, I’m looking towards how visual communications can be used to motivate, educate and enlighten. Frankly, I’m tired of talking about Twitter! :) Hope all is well in LA!

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Comment on Is It Time For Meerkat? by Brian Humphrey http://www.chiefb2.com/2015/03/08/is-it-time-for-meerkat/#comment-1507 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:53:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=999#comment-1507 Chief,

To answer the question atop your article – my answer is a regretful but firm NO. I’ve played with the app in a development account, and rather than rambling on – will direct your readers to the passionate comments of Craig Stanford, that – at the moment – pretty much sum up my personal thoughts and experience:

https://medium.com/@craigstanford/that-cute-little-meerkat-needs-to-be-neutered-a00e8d3b5b73

While things could certainly change for Meerkat, I’m holding on to my VC dollars, and not my breath.

BH

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Comment on Tin Cans and String by drydiggins http://www.chiefb2.com/2015/02/07/tin-cans-string/#comment-1506 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=994#comment-1506 For years Alameda County and the City of Oakland each had their respective 800 MHz systems, complete with incompatible trunking protocols.

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Comment on Is It Time For Meerkat? by drydiggins http://www.chiefb2.com/2015/03/08/is-it-time-for-meerkat/#comment-1505 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:22:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=999#comment-1505 A well-known and consistent hashtagging ontology. The killer app for Meerkat and #SMEM more broadly.

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Comment on Somebody Needs To Own It by CementCityBoy http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/11/28/somebody-needs/#comment-1500 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:01:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=973#comment-1500 One thing I notice in this short article, is the mention of “local officials”. What about white house meddling? or DHS, or the fact that the National Guard was held at bay when they should have been protecting life and property.

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Comment on FSACK-A New Epidemic of Arrogance by How do you expect firefighters to do the right thing when you have these chiefs as examples? - First Arriving http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/11/19/fsack-new-epidemic/#comment-1497 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:50:18 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=962#comment-1497 […] It’s all about FSACK-Read Bill Boyd’s view […]

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Comment on FSACK-A New Epidemic of Arrogance by How do you expect firefighters to do the right thing when you have these chiefs as examples? - Statter911 http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/11/19/fsack-new-epidemic/#comment-1496 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:25:43 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=962#comment-1496 […] It’s all about FSACK-Read Bill Boyd’s view […]

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Comment on Response Times-Time To Get Real! by David Sonnen http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/10/27/response-times-hey-folks-time-get-real/#comment-1493 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:07:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=943#comment-1493 Bill, this is a hugely important topic. But, having an open conversation will be difficult. There are many sacred cows wandering around the response time pasture. Here’s one: What is the role of Federal grants in artificially supporting the crippling high prices for PSAP and dispatch technologies? (Yea, that’s a leading question.) But, until we can measure effectiveness with better rulers than response time, change will be tough.

Do you see better ways to measure and improve emergency services?

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Comment on There’s Ebolota Shakin’ Going On by Fearbola Is Here - It's Not My Emergency http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/08/03/theres-ebolota-shakin-going/#comment-1491 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:10:42 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=894#comment-1491 […] There’s Ebolota Shakin’ Going On […]

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