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Twicket!

April 25th, 2011 by Graham Attwell

Today, I greatly enjoyed watching the video and listening to the internet radio commentary of a village cricket match from Wray, a small village in Lancashire in the UK. The hashtag #Twicket trended on Twitter.

Wray was chosen because it has fast up and down connectivity to the internet. The event was truly absorbing, even though the quality of the cricket could have been better!

Organiser John Popham explained: “The serious side is to demonstrate that it can be done, it IS possible to live broadcast events like this using relatively cheap equipment and a good internet connection. It will also demonstrate the importance of good internet connectivity in rural areas, and the need for fast UPLOAD connections if we are to realise the aspiration to use the internet to enable more people to produce their own content.”

The event certainly showed that. And it provided a glimpse into the future, where we are freed from the domination of big business entertainment providers. It was especially heartening to see so many on the Twitter feed asking can we do this? Congratulations to all involved.

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