OpenOakland Demo Night: February 2021 – Introducing CouncilMatic – Oakland News Now


Oakland News Now – OpenOakland Demo Night: February 2021 – Introducing CouncilMatic – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the video’s upper left hand corner. is the original blog post for this type of video-blog content.

This is something that was buried deep in the lower decks of the good ship YouTube.  A presentation by the OpenOakland gang back in February about a number of project including one that was presented here at Oakland News Now called “Councilmatic”.   The idea was to automate the online City Council Agenda presentation process for Oaklanders.   Check out this video, and here we go. 

Once a month, OpenOakland projects show off their latest progress. In February, we featured:

00:12 OpenOUSD
05:30 Councilmatic
16:45 WOAQ
29:25 La Escuelita: lessons learned
53:05 Open Disclosure
56:45 OpenOakland’s Theory of Change updates

Thanks to all who shared their hard work!

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Note from Zennie62Media and : this video-blog post demonstrates the full and live operation of the latest updated version of an experimental Zennie62Media , Inc. mobile media video-blogging system network that was launched June 2018. This is a major part of Zennie62Media , Inc.’s new and innovative approach to the production of news media. What we call “The Third Wave of Media”. The uploaded video is from a YouTube channel. When the video is “liked” by Zennie62 YouTube, then it is automatically uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and Zennie62-created and owned social media pages. The overall objective here, on top of our is smartphone-enabled, real-time, on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours – is the use of the existing YouTube social graph on any subject in the World. Now, news is reported with a smartphone and also by promoting current content on YouTube: no heavy and expensive cameras or even a laptop are necessary, or having a camera crew to shoot what is already on YouTube. The secondary objective is faster, and very inexpensive media content news production and distribution. We have found there is a disconnect between post length and time to product and revenue generated. With this, the problem is far less, though by no means solved. Zennie62Media is constantly working to improve the system network coding and seeks interested content and media technology partners.

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