Live: The YouTube killer

What’s more fun than creating a video in isolation and uploading it to the social network for comments? Well, how about creating the video live, inviting the social network to participate. Basically a webcam broadcasting out in real time. Stickam is one such site: From the Stickam page: Welcome to Stickam, where you can ……

What’s more fun than creating a video in isolation and uploading it to the social network for comments? Well, how about creating the video live, inviting the social network to participate.

Basically a webcam broadcasting out in real time.

Stickam is one such site:

From the Stickam page:

Welcome to Stickam, where you can …
Enjoy live interactive entertainment.
Host your own live show.
Talk with family and friends.
Meet people who share your interests

There’s a few of these Citizen Broadcaster sites now. Mogulus, UStream, I wrote more on it in Video 3.0: Social Video. Oh and let’s not forget Qik – streaming live from your mobile phone to the web, not from a desktop. Outside Broadcast Vans, out, mobile phone in? Oh ok, not yet. Heh.

By the way we’ve had one drunken cavorting naked performance (egged on by the social network) and one suicide (ditto). No longer a case of what’s on TV tonight, hon? but what’s NOT on the screen!

Live vs canned – you can choose. But I’m guessing – given the popularity of ‘reality tv’, it’ll be LIVE that will pull ahead.

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2 Comments

  1. ‘Live’ can be marvellous… and, like reality tv, it can be like waching paint dry, grass grow and other similies denoting boredom and inactivity.

    I used to spend a lot of time on Stickam but lately I only end up there for specific events (such as my friend Sam Proof’s FAILPIRE show).

    Interestingly LiveVideo attempts to do both recorded and live material… Sadly though it doesn’t have the numbers of YouTube.

  2. Leo Laporte is doing some interesting stuff with Stickam. I been watching his live taping of his TWIT stable for quite a few months. Gets 6-10k viewers on a TWIT recording, two chatrooms (irc & stickam) and the live stream is captured as well as audio and live streaming audio only. The community is strong and big. Check it at live.twit.tv and twit.am.

    Live with inbuilt time-shifted media push channels in back is the future I rekon. Especially when it moves to mobile.

    Dave – Lifekludger

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