Monthly Archives: August 2012

Live Streams Tracking Hurricane Issac

ccssissacwide Live Streams Tracking Hurricane Issac

I’ve built out several Hurricane Issac monitors for Covert Contact subscribers. 4 different monitors, with 3 to 7 live streams each, are tracking this storm as it approaches New Orleans. Topics monitored include:

  • Any mentions of Hurricane Issac
  • Mentions of New Orleans
  • Discussions about flooding in New Orleans
  • Discussions about injuries and deaths in New Orleans
  • Hurricane Warnings
  • Discussions about Hurricane Issac’s storm surge
  • Discussions about Hurricane Issac’s winds
  • Hurricane Issac damage discussions
  • Mentions of deaths or injuries related to Hurricane Issac
  • Mentions of the National Hurricane Center
  • and more…

Of course, Covert Contact tracks over 100 other topics with over 400 live streams covering everything from Afghanistan and Syrian weapons of mass destruction to the Curiosity rover on Mars.

Covert Contact Just Got Bigger, Better, and Cheaper

Those of you who used to use the Blogs of War ThreatStream before it became Covert Contact will be please to hear that pricing and plan changes have made it super affordable.

I was able to streamline much of the production and account maintenance processes and requests are coming in for custom monitors. This means that I am able to restructure the subscription system and slash prices. So starting this week the three-tiered plan system is gone. All subscribers now have Covert Contact Pro level features and the price, which was $99 a month, has been slashed to only $10 per month. That is an amazingly low price for over 350 international relations, political, and national security live streams. I’m constantly fine tuning the streams and adding more as news breaks. To keep up with developments follow Covert Contact on Twitter or the Covert Contact blog.

This is an exciting change and not one that I thought I would be able to make so quickly. This gets Covert Contact as close to being “free” as possible and hopefully back into the hands of many observers. I hope you will give it a look and subscribe.