I’m on Justin.TV!

May 7th, 2010

So, on the prodding of my friend and old Revision3 colleague, Neha Tiwari, I started doing a live chat program on Justin.tv last week. It’s called the Science Chat, and that’s what I do. I answer questions and talk about science for an hour.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a live-streaming set-up that allows me to take callers and actually vocally chat. But, I am able to respond to all the people who show up and ask questions or make comments in the chat room.

I have to say that I was completely overwhelmed the first week by all the people who were really interested in asking questions about science itself, recent news items, or were just curious about the way things work. I had a hard time keeping up with the flow of the chat, but I’m not complaining at all. All the activity made for an intense hour that I think was extremely fun.

And, I think lots of people who showed up enjoyed it too. I had over 30,000 unique views that first week, and hit that mark again this week. Not too shabby for a little science show… check out the premier…

Watch live video from DrKiki on Justin.tv on Justin.tv

and the 2nd episode for yourself…

Watch live video from DrKiki on Justin.tv on Justin.tv

Anyway, I definitely have to thank all the people at Justin.tv for getting this started, (moderating all the unnecessary commentary in the chat room) and making it a success right out of the gate. Neha, you and the Justin.tv team rock! I never would have started doing this or found out about the great Justin.tv audience without your suggestions.

It’s been such a great experience that I’m definitely going to be chatting on a weekly basis, if not more often. I’d also love to get interesting science-y people over to my home studio to do the chat with me (I do have two microphones…). I’m sure company would make it even more fun. So, let me know if you, my science-y friend, are interested in chatting with me and the Justin.tv audience.

Let’s see where this thing can go…

4 Responses to “I’m on Justin.TV!”

  1. Zomby6 on May 8, 2010 3:26 am

    Heeei! Kiki I would love to do the chat with you but the thing is I’m quite far away. But if you get the skype working I’d love to call in and say HI! 😀

  2. dave on May 10, 2010 7:06 pm

    Dr. S,
    Just recently stumbled into your TWiT effort and find it fascinating. Will be catching up on past hours as time permits. Been a science teacher for 37 years, currently a department head and technology integration coach in a western PA high school. Hope to catch your chat some time. Maybe you could be a guest on my school podcast…always trying to get girls better represented in the science curriculum. Role models can help.


  3. George on May 12, 2010 5:24 pm

    I just happened to be on justin.TV and caught your last stream and find myself really looking forward to Friday. I am intrigued by the mention of “if not more often” and encourage you to stream more often as your schedule allows.

  4. scribe999 on May 25, 2010 12:24 pm

    Fun chat! Thanks for taking questions…will try to prepare better ones for future sessions.

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