Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I stream, you stream, we all stream for USTREAM

Video streaming by Ustream Irritating ad in 3...2...1...

Everyone looks better with microphone headgear on.

I wanted to prove that and test USTREAM - a web channel and app that lets you watch and record video podcasts and stream live online.

You can invite your friends in advance of your broadcast, chat, interact, ask questions, show off your fire-breathing Godzilla toy, or do most anything you like, as long as you stay away from stuff that's, let's say, "not for mom."

There's local, like the Winnipeg Police Scanner, breaking national news, like CBS, and breaking alien news, like NASA.

USTREAM gets you going with 10 gigs of storage space, and you can upgrade to pro if you need more. The downside to not going pro: it embeds a little ad in your podcast when you least expect it. Booo!

I haven't yet used the app to stream, but the site has a good tutorial on how to become a citizen journalist. Why, I'll be a younger Morley Safer in no time! (Disclosure: everyone is younger than Morley Safer).

How is it that I haven't used this video podcast tool before? I blame the headgear.

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