I just took part in Safer Erdington’s first twitcam session. Twitcam allows you to broadcast live via twitter. All you need is a twitter account and a webcam, sign into twitter via the twitcam website and you can then chat with your viewers while you broadcast. Your broadcasts can then be archived on the site.
This provides a huge opportunity to engage live with the public, provide question and answer sessions, broadcast public meetings such as community forums, be transparent.
Safer Erdington tweet as @ErdingtonLDG . They are members of the Council, Police, Fire, YOTs, Probation, Volunteer groups, RSLs and residents working together to reduce crime, asb and promote community safety. A perfect scenario for twitcam use. They broadcast the session from Erdington Fire station.
They say they will make it a regular feature so follow them on twitter for further broadcasts.
You can view the session on the twitcam website again here