Will Watchup Work?
There’s a new iPad app called Watchup that, if you have an iPad and are concerned about journalism, you should look at. The free app will let you collate video streams and then play them back automatically – essentially, you can curate your morning news show and then set it to run while you do other things.
I grabbed it this morning and have started playing with it, let me know what you think. Initially, it’s a smooth interface but I’m a little worried about how this will affect the news organizations – some are using pre-roll ads that transfer over, so there’s revenue coming in, but some are not which means their income is from banner ads you’re not seeing.