ALTHOUGH AUDIOBOO MAKES EASY WORK of tapping and talking your way through a diary, there's also a lot of reach and purpose to the same type of easy process for shareable video clips. I really like Qik.com and may push through the 1000-clip mark before the end of the year. The only issues I have with Qik relate to over-burdened phones when too many applications clog their main memories. I use Qik on my oldest handsets (Nokia E90 and Nokia N86) instead of my newer SonyEricsson Xperia X10 because I want push-button controls when wearing gloves. I shoot a lot of clips outside, in the rain and at night. Feeling a button gives me greater confidence than tapping a screen (something you can't do well with gloves).
If I was working with active citizens during the upcoming street protests against the Irish government's savage budget cuts, I'd position several Qik-ready activists at different vantage points during the street assemblies on the third of November. And for the expected tension immediately following the publication of the budget, I'd carry a few shotgun mics into the crowd to capture the most expressive outburst the Irish people have seen this century.