1:50 p.m. This is a live chat test.

I’m trying to figure out how long it takes to post updates.

1:58 p.m. Thankfully, I can embed photos from Google Drive.

2 p.m. I can also link like this: http://zombiejournalism.com/2012/05/free-alternatives-to-coveritlive\

2:02 p.m. The question is if I want to post from the top down or the other way around. If this were to be retrofitted for print I would prefer a top-down approach.

2:03 p.m. I wonder if I can copy past a tweet.’

2:09 p.m. The embed option is too small, so I’m trying to put a iframe around this to see if it works.

2:12: Here’s a tweet copy paste

Ivan Lajara @ivanlajara

Thanks! RT @scribblelive: @ivanlajara they photos coming in look great, let us know if you have any questions about the platform.

Cumbersome. Embeds. don’t work either.

2:13: Let’s try a youtube video.


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FwjINtu7XNA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


2:17: I’ve noticed there’s not scroll bar at right. Will try to fix iframe.

2:22: iFrame fixed. Let’s try another photo.

URL images work fine. Nice to know.

2:27: I also can take a snapshot of my desktop. I’m doing tutorials this way from now on.

2:28: I’m putting the Google provided iframe below this one for comparison purposes.

2:34: Another cool aspect of the live doc is that I can edit on top of it. This can also be bad, because people may see unintended errors. Copy-paste on separate text container might solve this.

2:35: the live option also allows multiple users to participate (those you let in).

2:36: I changed the doc template setting to B5 so it would fit in this blog.

2:37: the iframe code is:

<iframe src="HERE GOES THE URL OF YOUR GOOGLE DOC” name="frame1" scrolling="auto" frameborder="no" align="center" height = "1000px" width = "600px">


Note that i put width at 600 and lenght at 1000, but you can change those.

2:38: Live doc also let’s me see who’s watching.

2:40: By the way, I’m doing this because CoverItLive will begin to charge soon, so I’m trying to figure out free options.

2:53: I’m now going to attempt to post stuff from my phone.

Here goes nothing …

Ok, so I'm now using the Google Drive app on an Android Incredible. Pretty easy but typing a phrase is meh.

I will now try to use the phone's dictation tool before trying the iPad.

Do not try to dictate from a phone if you have a thick accent.

if you do, speak slowly and enunciate. make short sentences

You have to spell out punctuation marks.

I am now live blogging as I talk.

I will now try to use an ipad.

I am now giving the phone to Paul.

“I have no news today.”

Now Patti:

“I want Ivan to show me how to set up a blog.”

iPad’s turn:

3:13: I can type, but not dictate on an iPad. I'm using the browser and not an app, but typing is much faster.

No photos options with iPad.


3:22: I just took a photo from my phone.  

3:24: I was, however, unable to post it here from the phone. I had to use the desktop. So laptop or second person would be required if images were warranted.

3:28: A noted advantage/disadvantage is that people see you typing, it should be repeated.

OK. Enough fun for one day. I’ll play around with this more later.