The enthusiasm for Web-based media tools atcontinues. The latest success comes from the 76th meeting of the Episcopal Church’s General Convention held July 8-17 in Anaheim at the city’s convention center.
New to the convention was the Office of Communication’s Media Hub Web site, which made it possible for people to follow the convention in real time. The site offered live video streams, on-demand videos, images, news links, Twitter and Flickr streams, chat, blogging, and more.
As of August 1, the site has logged more than 90,000 visits, and those visitors viewed roughly 50,000 videos on demand, according to a news release from the church’s Office of Public Affairs. Nearly 30,000 people watched live video streams during the convention and 700 people registered for the Media Hub. The most-watched of the convention videos offered on the site were the Daily Wraps, which provided an overview of each day’s events.
Nearly 1,000 photos were posted on the Media Hub Flickr site. There were so many tweets on the church's Twitter account that it was refreshing constantly, and new communities were born.
"The more content that we offered, the more people visited, viewed, shared, and participated," said Episcopal Church Director of Communication Anne Rudig. "The conversations are still going on."