Graphicline Support for SA Election Blog
Posted by Mike
On Monday evening we were approached to provide editing, graphics, back office and other support for a current affairs blog “AndNowComrade?”
The first item was to create Special Event banner header for the blog. We also had to set up posting systems for additional contributors, online and via SMS.
Additionally several news feeds needed monitoring, A number of twitter feeds, Facebook links, RSS and Google Buzz postings need to be carried out.
Today we are all feeling the long hours, but can report the day was a resounding success except in one area; the promised results feed via SABC/election website crashed before it went it went live! So we were unable to provide the date input for this part of the programme.
We still will be undertaking final editing of the posts, which were mostly placed ‘live’ and unedited or formatted, and are waiting for the (volunteer) contributors to be available.
This project was a new venture for us, and hopefully we learned a lot as we have already been asked to be available for the next National Election in 2014. (And maybe more before then too)
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