I’m lucky because I get to work with some very smart and interesting people.
Today, I not only listened and watched my first ever live Internet TV show, but acted as a participant by calling Chris’ cell phone and saying "hi" to Jeff and Chris as I watched them on my computer screen in real time. (I even complemented Jeff on his new, cool glasses.)
Chris and Jeff were broadcasting using a free service called USTREAM.tv.
Think YouTube in real time.
Think broadcasting your own show, reaching out to your community and having the chance to participate in real time – without the need for a studio, a camera man, lighting, and all the rest of the overhead that goes with TV broadcasting.
I know this is not HD and it’s certainly not the Discovery Channel in HD.
But services like USTREAM.tv and the opportunity to create new forms of video-based user generated content that is broadcast in real time is certainly a compelling way to explore new ways to apply and create with your broadband connection.