Grading Live Coverage of WWDC Keynote

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by rdowns, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Pretty amazing how many sites offered live coverage of WWDC. What site(s) did you follow? What did you like? Dislike?

    MacRumors - Of course I followed them. Rebounded nicely from the MW fiasco. :D Pictures were often blurry.

    Gizmodo - I liked their coverage the best. They had more pictures and I like their commentary and often chuckled. Jason Chen FTW.

    Engadget - No auto refreshing. They have a lot of work to do.

    9to5Mac - Their 4 frames following of 4 other sites is nice but unless you have at least a 24" monitor, each frame is just too small. Why not just watch each of those sites in their own window or tab?
  2. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I was disappointed in the spottiness of EnGadget also. They've got to catch up with the other tech blogs and forget about appeasing their Windows fanboy readers...
  3. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    I can't do live streaming at work and for some reason the work computer couldn't find the macrumorslive server. So, I went old school and just followed along over at Macworld with the refresh button about every 15 to 20 minutes. No complaints though, I was able to get the info I wanted. :)
  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Why are we grading them now when it doesn't end until Friday?
  5. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    For just keynote coverage, I think Gizmodo was by far the best.
  6. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Was referring to live coverage of the keynote. Thread title changed to reflect that.
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i just followed macrumorslive, and i think they did a great job. a clean and simple layout
  8. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I followed two different websites:

    Engadget - It was good, but not the best. Lack of auto refresh did suck.

    Gizmodo - They had plenty of pictures. The commentary was funny, especially the one about the guy pronouncing the letter 's' like Sean Connery.

    I was trying to follow MacRumors, but no matter what web browser I tried (Safari, FireFox, Chrome, IE), I got an error message saying that I must be entering the address wrong (I was not). The problem was probably because I was on on a Dell running Windows XP. :D
  9. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    That is exactly why I always follow Giz for this stuff. Chen and company provide funny commentary, which helps when you are just staring at text updates, while still providing all the gory details and lots and lots of pics.

    I also keep MacRumors and Engadget open, but I mostly just look at pics.

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