Wikinews reporting: Sydney welcomes home the Australian Olympic Team
Sydney welcomes home the Australian Olympic Team is what I did yesterday. Bidgee probably has nicer pictures than me on his computer. The story was a test of sorts for our ability to do mobile reporting at Wikinews. The audio was recorded live on the spot on my iPhone and uploaded using fire to dropbox and then a bot transferred it to Wikinews The video was recorded on my iphone, uploaded straight from the dropbox application, converted by a bot and uploaded to Wikinews. The pictures were taken with my Canon camera, then copied to my iPad using the card adapter. The story was then written by Bidgee in the car on my iPad. This feels like a bit of a nice test run. The only major hiccup was the slow upload speeds.
You can’t necessarily see it in the pictures provided but there was a lot of mentions of the Paralympic team and there were Paralympic team banners. Seriously, Australia is an awesome country in mostly treating Paralympians and Olympians as equals. USA? Not so much.