Take a village in rural Lancaster, a village that happens to have a 30mbps symmetrical broadband connection, a village cricket match & throw in the micro blogging, social networking site (or whatever the media call it this week) Twitter and you get #Twicket.
The idea was simple, get a group of people together to show what could be done if there are decent broadband connections. Being able to upload & download at the same speed means people can be more creative which can help boost the local economy. A good example that most people understand is, you can download a 10 minute YouTube clip in a matter of a few seconds but to actually publish the same clip could take an hour or more.
The chosen subject of the proof of concept, was the annual Wray Vs The Rest Of The World cricket match and the plan was to live stream it over the Internet. Just like a test match or the Twenty20 the match would be broadcast for anyone who wanted to watch it and they could watch for free. It seems the best way to organise the whole event was on Twitter, which is pretty much what @johnpopham did getting different people involved to make the live stream happen.
On the day lots of gazebo’s started to appear for the media to work in.
Aquilla TV / Event With Me who were providing the live stream
Radio Youthology who were broadcasting a commentary on the internet.
I can’t profess to having much more to do with the whole #twicket thing other than @talkaboutlocal sponsoring it and me going along with my cameras and having a thoroughly enjoyable day. Have a look at the links below for more details of how it all came together.
Here is a slide show of my pictures from the day including the Wray Vs Rest Of The World Tug-of-War.