TechCrunch pointed to a really simple, and really amazing thing that happened last week. This guy took a drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. In doing so, he also displayed it online via webcam, and kept an updated Google map of his progress.
Imagine how much more data and interaction will soon be built into reporting. What’s more, this technology and reach is increasingly very cheap or free, and fully acccessible to anyone with a computer and internet connection.
For breaking news events, like the Virginia Tech shootings, you can imagine so much more real time data, so much so that it may even help police agencies respond quicker.
But even for things such as reporting on industry events or giving a better glimpse at regional news, the tools are getting more interesting and easier to use.