We're going to try using CoverItLive today. It's a free service - at least to small scale users - and very easy to use. You sign up for an account, create a live event and then you can past the embed code for that event into a blog post.
That creates a little post that you can expand and update in real time. You do this via the event console which you access via your CoverItLive account.
Reza will demo how to set it up - but it's really pretty easy - though there are sometimes glitches when it comes to embedding the events onto a Wordpress blog...
I think the best way to find out what you can do with CoverItLive is to play around with it. It has some good documentation on its site, which you should look at too. For example:
- The CoverItLive support centre
- Their suggested 'Ten Ways to use CoverItLive'
- Their various tips for writers