Well, didn’t take long for UStream to go mainstream. Mitt Romney’s big speech on Mormonism today got streamed live…not sure how many viewers, but I’m sure it was more than most of the efforts in this community (except of course the worldwide broadcast from that Chicago eating establishment a few months ago.) We’ll get there though…
What I really want to know is if Romney made any use of the chatbox feature. Did he make it interactive at all? I probably won’t actually watch the recorded stream, so if anyone knows if he took audience questions, let me know. It is kind of interesting, isn’t it, to think that we are witnessing the birth of interactive Web TV. Even though it’s pretty much still the wild west (I always cringe when I get to the UStream home page during a presentation) it is another tool, another step, another way to publish.
Wonder where we’ll be in five years.
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Brian Mull says
Obama was in UStream a few weeks ago as well. I missed it though and don’t know if the chat feature was used there either.
Karl Fisch says
I wonder if Ustream has any plans to note and display the number of live viewers. As of this comment, it’s showing 99,000 views, but I’m assuming that’s just of the recorded video. I also wonder what kind of practical limits (due to bandwidth) they have on simultaneous viewers (either live or recorded).
I wonder if we can paraphrase: In the 21st century, the revolution will be ustreamed . . .
Corrie Bergeron says
Political writer Patrick Ruffini (who not only blogs, but is on Facebook and Twitter) posted about it today. http://www.patrickruffini.com/2007/12/07/romney-1-ustream-video-ever/
As of just now it has north of 151,000 views.