I said on the 2WebCrew podcast ages ago that YouTube was dead and just didn’t know it. I got poohpoohed. But I think my points were valid. YouTube is trapped content. It’s not peer-to-peer, but hosted ‘static’ content. It’s like a traditional broadcast channel online. Look at how the politicians used it in the last Australia election. That’s not Social Video. It was great, for us to create content at home and then publish online, but it’s not collaborative.

Enter Qik.
Use your mobile phone and stream LIVE to their site. Not ‘film with your mobile and then upload, at your leisure, to YouTube’ but do it LIVE.

Qik is a little application that sits on your mobile phone. I have it on my Nokia N95.

Qik enables you to share moments of your life with your friends, family and the world – directly from your cell phone!

Keep your world in the know, share a laugh, tell engaging stories. Just point your cell phone and stream video live to your your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, etc. OR use your cell phone like a camcorder and stream hours and hours of video without worrying about storage on your cell phone.

Check out our FAQ for more information.

*gulp* hours and hours of video streaming from mobiles directly to a view site like Qik? Sure, if you are in America with AllYouCanEat Mobile dataplans for like 30 bucks a month. In Australia? I don’t think so.

But at this point, it’s still kinda like a mobile YouTube. After all YouTube does have a MMS function for mobile-to-YouTube upload. Well, we got rid of the pre-prepared content, and made it go from asynchronous (delayed) to synchronous (real time). But what about collaborative?

Enter Mogulus.

Welcome to your very own television studio

  • Create live, scheduled or on-demand
    television in a single player widget.
  • Mix multiple live cameras, video clips and overlay graphics in the Mogulus Studio.
  • Get your own branded channel page with chat on mogulus.com.

  • Mix Videos In Real-Time To Create Your Own Live Broadcast

    With Mogulus, you can blend your webcam, video clips from YouTube, and your own original content into your own unique TV program – and you call all the shots. When you’re not broadcasting live, turn on the auto-pilot and let it drive your playlist.

  • Animated Television Graphics

    Make your channel look like a major network broadcast using our graphics library. Mogulus gives you a wealth of broadcast graphics including ticker, bumper, lower third name, and logo bug. Additionally, you can customize these graphics using your own logos and colours. Best of all, you don’t need to be a designer to style your channel – you’ll be amazed how simply Mogulus operates.

  • Multiple Producers, Multiple Locations, One Channel

    The Mogulus studio is a true multiuser application. Invite your associate producers from anywhere in the world to login, and you can mix with them in real-time. You can even broadcast their camera on your show, or they can broadcast yours. Let your imagination flow – brainstorm new ideas, invent a new television format, or just fine tune your broadcasts. You’ll be in complete control.

Take a bunch of mobile phones – all over the world – and have them stream live discussions. Webcam conferences, if you will, then broadcast them through Mogulus. Other producers – Citizen Broadcasters, – can take the feeds, mix them, have others add and subtract. Look at that last part again, about Multiple Producers:

You can even broadcast their camera on your show, or they can broadcast yours.

You can cue up TVCs (hello, Google AdVideos with revenue share to Citizen Broadcaster, anyone?) and produce your own branded channel. The Digital Economy is the Consumer Economy.


UStream.Tv lets you have chat channels (real time instant messaging for the group watching the citizen broadcast), and you can dial in and chat with the ‘TV Host’. I can’t remember if you can do a video to video public broadcast on UStream (I think, yes).

Yeppers, the future is video. But it won’t be video ads on NineMSN or ‘viral clips’ that we pay to download to our mobile.

It’s us, creating stuff for us, mixing and producing done by us, for consumption by us. It makes me wonder about the longevity of YouTube. And others – by the way, is Seesmic livecasting or delayed?

On Ustream: I have to admit to watching fascinated as a guy, live to air, got drunker and drunker. People were ringing in (you get a 1300 number) and chatting in the channel egging him on to drop his trousers and show the world his… I didn’t look. Good to see that User Generated Crap is alive and well. *naughty giggle*

Of course, in professional presentations, like Social Network Telecommunications, I only mention education and health and that good stuff. Heh. For more details on how Social Media Content Portals limit innovation and creativity, see this post. Or, if you want more:
This is a three part series:
1. Social Media Content Portal – about the limitations of blogs and *old* social media leading to the need for more broadband to use more collaborative content.
2. Video 3.0 – Social Video, or collaborative video vs YouTube non-collaboration and how we consume media if we have more broadband
3. Consumer as ISP, Social Networks Telecommunications – How consumers using peer to peer telecommunications to create an always on, ambient, mobile social network full of collaborative content in innovative ways, including video.