ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T EXPECT to make Qik work of the Irish Sunday broadsheets, I made a 13-minute cameraphone video this week and promptly reverted to eejit status. That's because I tried to complete the upload while using a one-bar O2-Ireland telephone mast and as a result, there are several five-second chunks missing in the video clip. Lesson learned: write a tick-off list to myself for use before recording, including checking the network connection point. There are sad stories about Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan's health in two of the Irish broadsheets that I read (#disclosure)  , the continuing austerity gripping Ireland (#recession) , an airborne bomb maker with an untold story concerning security cross-checks (#incompetent) and several very good reviews of the Noughties (#socialtech), including one in the Tribune magazine by Una Mullally
. I'd be remiss in failing to mention the success of Mr Tayto
, the autobiography of Ireland's favourite crisp character which sold 7,043 during the second week of December.
Qik Sunday News
Audio and video recorded using a Nokia E90 across O2-Ireland to Qik.com. Direct link to 8.7 MB 96kb MP3 audio: http://podcasting.ie/qik/091227.mp3
Best Article: Una Mullally -- "Podcast No Shadow" in T2 of the Sunday Tribune.
1. Stephen O'Brien and Mark Tighe -- "Lenihan may resign over health" is the lead story of The Sunday Times, 27 Dec 09.
2. Shane Coleman -- "Brian Lenihan diagnosed with cancer of pancreas" is the lead story of the Sunday Tribune, 27 Dec 09.
3. Pat Leahy -- "Lower-paid civil servants to bear brunt of pay cuts" is the lead story of The Sunday BUsiness Post, 27 Dec 09. Cliff Taylor's article about the State being poised to take stakes in two big banks also makes it to the top of the fold.
Bonus Link: Items similar to Qik reviews of Sunday newspapers from IrishBlogs.ie.