“The New York Times” recently launched Times Insider, which “takes readers behind the scenes of the New York Times newsroom to show how its journalists around the globe work and how decisions are made.”
Seeing how the “Times” is this blog’s chief competitor, I’m going to try to one up it.
Today, I’m working on the first draft of an article about my recent visit to Boston (I was born there and grew up 15 miles north of the city, but haven’t had much opportunity to explore the city since). It’s part of MapQuest’s 99 Summer Travel Quests series. While traveling around Boston, I shared the experience in real-time via Tweets, Instagram posts, and Facebook updates. And now I’m letting anyone watch me write the article. Seriously:
- Access the document via Google Drive
- Watch me type, drink, and maybe scratch my ear and other parts of my anatomy live on Ustream (also embedded at the top of this post)
- Listen to the music on Spotify that I’m using to block out other sounds in the office
Those links will be live from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT today. A couple caveats:
- If I’m not there, assume I’m in the restroom and/or getting a snack, and will be back shortly.
- You might see big blocks of text pasted into the document. I’m not cheating. Those are notes and I’m copying them from iA Writer, the app I typically use for writing an article.