Thursday, February 03, 2011
CNN iReport roundtable: 3 p.m. Thursdays

Our weekly CNN iReport roundtable is coming up at 3 p.m. ET, so we hope you'll join us. We're looking forward to talking with everyone.

 

This is a chance share your ideas, questions, comments and concerns with the iReport staff and the CNN iReport community.

 

We'll open comments at 3 p.m. ET.

61 Comments
February 3, 2011
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Hi everyone and welcome to this week's iReport roundtable.

February 3, 2011
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Hello everybody!

February 3, 2011
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Welcome to iReport Frank! How did you hear about us?

February 3, 2011
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Hi Frank,

Welcome.

I see you just joined yesterday.

I'm glad you joined us.

We're off to a bit of a quiet start today.

Do you have any questions about iReport?

February 3, 2011
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I heard about you through Twitter. I've just recently signed up. I would really just like to hear what kind of material and the format i.e (blog,video)that you prefer?

February 3, 2011
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It depends,

If we want a specific format, photo or video, we'll usually ask in the assignment.

Here's a link to the Assignment Desk where we list the things we're looking for: http://ireport.cnn.com/community/assignment

 

February 3, 2011
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February 3, 2011
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In some cases, when we ask people to go on camera and share your thoughts, we'll ask people to stay with in a certain time length. 30 seconds, 1 minute, that sort of thing.

February 3, 2011
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Hello everyone.

February 3, 2011
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Oh okay, all excellent stuff. This is great. I've done the blogging and even some analysis for regional television. I'm just trying to venture out and see what's out there. Thanks for you help!

February 3, 2011
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Hi Kathi

February 3, 2011
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Hello Hello from sunny San Diego! :)

 

February 3, 2011
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Hi KCRep,

How are you?

 

February 3, 2011
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Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone... Wishing you all a prosperous year of the metal rabbit!!!

February 3, 2011
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Sorry for the late start for me; was in a teleconference.

February 3, 2011
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IReports Hi guys, I have been a few days out of service, as I have been working hard in my country and in New York, but came back with a new toy, I bought the Nikon D7000, I can take pictures and videos with more professionalism, then command them something.

 

February 3, 2011
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Glad it's warm somewhere.

Anybody got any advice for franktorres? He just joined yesterday

February 3, 2011
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Hello, everybody!

February 3, 2011
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Hello everyone! Checking in from my new job! Finally found one!

February 3, 2011
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Welcome @BrettBayne, @misael, @mab91c, @Sherbien

February 3, 2011
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Wow...it is a bit slow today isn't it? Must be the cold. It's even cold here in San Antonio...may actually get up to an inch of snow tonight! I know that doesn't sound like much, but for native San Antonians who rarely if ever see snow...it should be fun.

February 3, 2011
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@Davidw....I've been pretty sick since last Thursday night. Thanks for asking.

February 3, 2011
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Welcome Franktorres.

Best advice I could give is... Have fun! :)

February 3, 2011
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Welcome, frank.

February 3, 2011
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So, What's going on in your parts of the world. We've been slammed with Egypt and snow, so I know I haven't heard about much else.

Anybody working on any cool projects?

February 3, 2011
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Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you're feeling better soon.

February 3, 2011
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one question, what happened to journalistic activity team egypt anderson cooper?

 

February 3, 2011
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if you want to invite you all to my country, the heat is stifling here

February 3, 2011
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@davidw - I'm editing a story about green & red chili.

 

 

February 3, 2011
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Hi misael, I'm not sure of all the details. I know that the crew got attacked yesterday and that they were still able to to report that night. Here's a link to a video where he talks about it http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/03/video-anderson-recounts-being-attacked-in-cairo/

 

February 3, 2011
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Howdy, everyone.  Any new assignments coming up? 

 

I'm excited about being able to upload iReports from my new Apple iPad.  No more having to wait until I have the time to trek all the way home to download and edit photos from my camera and then upload reports from my home computer and no more having to lug around an inconvenient laptop (not that I ever did).  With my iPad I'm able to do everything right away no matter where I am and it's so small and light that I hardly feel it in my bag.  Yay!

February 3, 2011
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Sounds interesting Chis. I don't think I've heard of green chili, unless you mean the pepper

February 3, 2011
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gracias @davidw

February 3, 2011
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happy for you JoyfulGypsy :)

February 3, 2011
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Hi, Chris.  :o)  It really is very cool. 

February 3, 2011
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Thanks for the tip on that JoyfulGypsy. That's a clever trick. Do you have a card reader for your iPad?

February 3, 2011
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@david, i just uploaded about the school made of plastic bottles and someone from cnn get in touch with me 2x but i received the email very late and i'm sorry for that i think yahoo mail has problem... i just answered her questions. i'm working with an ireport about an island of cockatoos on how they increase the population of the endangered cockatoos, i'm also doing a travel budget story going to the underground river, i got a P1,500 roundtrip air ticket and story about love affair with nature on valentines...and of course my endless time-lapsing, i have a video of dusk till dawn time-lapse and im uploading it...

February 3, 2011
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@davidw  lol - I'm been dreaming of making chili with these peppers. :) Got Texas chili on my mind.

February 3, 2011
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Yes, David.  I bought the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.  That allows me to download photos from my camera and then I can edit them, using Photogene or whatever other photo editing application I like.

February 3, 2011
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ChrisMorrow, try chili made with those orange habeneros (sp) chili's, not that's HOT :)

February 3, 2011
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Thanks Sherbien,

I think one of our interns contacted you. They'll be back tomorrow and can approve it.

The cockatoo story sounds interesting.

 

I've been playing with timelapses today.

I'm shooting one of the newsroom right now -- though i think my iPHone battery's probably dead.

February 3, 2011
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H. Clinton on air live now re: Egypt

February 3, 2011
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Thanks @kCRep

 

I like habaneros

February 3, 2011
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FYI:  "Travel Snapshots" submission link still isn't working. 

 

Back to work now.  Have a great weekend, everyone.  :o)

February 3, 2011
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ChrisMorrow....I made it once with fresh habeneros and it was SO hot I couldn't eat it, seriously....the taste is awesome but...dang

February 3, 2011
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Not sure what's going on with travel snapshots, but our developers are aware of the problem and are working on it.

We've had on and off server issues today, so it's probably related.

February 3, 2011
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@misael

 

new tweet from Anderson Cooper -

"Situation on ground in #egypt very tense. Vehicle I was in attacked. My window smashed. All ok."

 

Attacked in Egypt again.

February 3, 2011
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Stay warm @joyfulGypsy

February 3, 2011
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Thanks David... I'll make it beautiful and I can use my super zoom lens to get close ups of the cockatoos because I'm not allowed to go near the breeding area because it's breeding season. I'll be there in Rasa Island next Saturday.

 

Enjoy timelapsing with your Iphone, I'm enjoying timelapsing with my videocam because it has also timelapse feature...

 

Iphone... I don't miss my lost Iphone now, my new addiction is camera with super zoom lens and I'm eyeing the 60x optical zoom and the 78x optical zoom for my bird watching and I'm waiting for the 60% discount sale...

February 3, 2011

Hi everyone.

February 3, 2011
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I like the iTimelapse app. It does all the work for you.

The hardest part was figuring out how to mount it.

I used zip ties and a pencil.

 

February 3, 2011
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hi ireporttwo

were you able to upload your story?

February 3, 2011

Snow expected Saturday in the big easy. Not looking forward to hurricane season.

February 3, 2011

David it's still uploading. 155MB I thought that was okay. The story is about a man who has about 200 pigeons who love him. He fed that after Katrina when they were starving. I was surrounded by them. Kept my cool though

February 3, 2011
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Wow, that sounds like quite an adventure ireporttwo. Hope it uploads okay.

 

I've got to run. It was good talking to everyone.

February 3, 2011

Have a great weekend everyone.

February 3, 2011
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David, Hhanks, Dsashin, KCrep, Joyfulgypsy, Chris, frank, mab, sbeasla, misael - Kung Hei Fat Choi and have a great weekend ahead

February 3, 2011
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@david - i think i've seen an ireport about iphone tripod. maybe you can use that in timelapsing.

February 3, 2011
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Happy weekend to ALL!

 

and...

Make it fun!

February 4, 2011
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As a Canadian, with Amarican family I watch cnn everyday. But I must say that I was quite offended when Brook was covering the press conference of PM Harper and PR Obama that CNN only allowed what Mr. Obama had to say to be aired live and then cut away everytime Mr. Harper was speaking, as a proud Canadian I would have liked to here what our Prime Minister had to say just as much as what Mr. Obama had to say

February 16, 2011
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Does America know that the Area on aging transit system is taking Americans for a Ride???...They are charging the government $12.00 to take one person whom is not in need of any assistance getting on or off the bus 1.5 miles oneway, that is $24.00 for a 3 mile trip....I called a Taxi service and was charged $4.80 for a oneway trip....Now lets be conservative and say that 1 million people ride the Area on aging transit aday and that they only go 3 miles to and from their appointments...That would add up to 24 million dollars aday or around 8 billion a year!!!!!!!!!!!!..Can i get a "WOW"?....So i ask you Mr President; before you take money from our Students and our poor people,Please Take a look at these Inner gov't programs like this one that our taking advantage of our elderly and disabled while the United States is going deeper into Debt, Now i am no Economist, But if i can come up with and expose an 8 billion dollar a year ' Scam ' then you and your administration can do a better job.

 

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