WARNING: May contain opinions
On the bus ride from Houston to Trenton I had an idea in ref to Occupy media crews, specifically streamers and in a brief chat on mumble tonight I got it hammered a bit flatter with some great input from those left from the GRT.
The initial idea was to have each streamer with 2 phones, 1 dedicated strictly to streaming and the other for comms with a coordinator at 'base camp' with base camp being relative to each Occupation. The coordinator would use a modification of niteinjails chat widget with vid feeds from streamers instead of chat channels so the coordinator could direct streamers towards or away from action as needed. I thought of this idea after watching a streamer lose her camera and ask for help tracking it down. Because of the lack of coordination I don't know if she was able to get it back or not.
In the mumble chat a modification to the general idea was suggested that I agree with wholeheartedly. Streamers should have a partner, that partners job would be to stay on contact with Base Camp Coordinator and help direct the streamer either towards an action or event or away from a danger or in case of equipment being jacked, help track it down.
If you have any ideas to add to or suggestions to make that improves this please jump in and lets hear what you have in mind.