Thu, 19 April 2007
The past few days I’ve been watching the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. I had an Expo ticket but was to busy to attend but thanks to the Internet and Ustream.tv I was able to feel the excitement and the maybe view the future of new media.
Ustream.tv is the latest Internet craze (following Justin.tv and 24/7 video). What surprises me most is I didn’t hear of it from Leo Laporte (the “joiner”) but from others on Twitter: Chris Pirillo, Robert Scoble, and Jeremiah Owyang. Chris has been playing with Ustream for a few weeks while Robert and Jeremiah work for Podtech and have been streaming video from the Web 2.0 conference for the past few days. I think it’s been an interesting experiment for all involved and watching the stream. The ability to interact through the chatroom makes it a wonderful two-way media experience.
Today all three (along with Thomas Hawk) were on a Web 2.0 panel and each one (except Thomas) were streaming the event from their web cam. The quality is not the best because each was using a wireless Internet connection (Sprint EVDO, Cingular Edge) so at times the video would freeze or the audio would drop.
I was able to capture 15 minutes of the session with all three web feeds and I posted it below and on my account on blip.tv. The quality is not the best but this may be the future. Robert Scoble used a Logitech Notebook USB cam mounted on his hat. Jeremiah used the same Logitech cam mounted on a tripod from the audience. Chris used a hand held (MiniDV?) cam (just two words Chris: white balance).
Check it out and maybe you’ll create your own streaming video.
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:47am PST