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En uppföljare om Lifecasting trenden i USA. Även TV4 i Sverige har nu uppmärksammat trenden här med svenska Linus och Emelie. Min elaka undran är förstås vad händer med de kommersiella TV kanalerna när alla som vill kan sända sin egen Big Brother show? Förhoppningsvis är det den sista spiken i kistan för docusåporna. Och början för micro broadcasters med en publik på kanske 10-20000. Fördelen där för annonsörerna är att om en community kan skapas kan man då också leverera en mycket avgränsad publik till annonsörer och sponsorer.
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Meet Justine Ezarik and Justin Kan. These ”lifecasters” live their lives in front of mobile webcams, for anyone to see.
By KEVIN SITES, TUE AUG 28, 5:13 PM PDT
Justin Kan met a girl and things were going well.
So well, in fact, that after a couple dates she invited him up to her
bedroom. Why not? After all, 24-year-old Justin is a Yale grad with a
major in physics and philosophy. He was also successful, having
pocketed some decent cash after selling an Internet startup.
There was just one hitch: Justin had a live webcam mounted on his hat, making
his every move viewable by anyone who happened to be watching his site,
Justin.tv.But voyeuristic viewers of Justin.tv ended up disappointed that evening.”I put the camera off to the side and turned off the microphone,” Justin
says. ”I wanted to keep it, kind of, like, kid safe. And you know, I
don’t really have any desire to be a porn star on the Internet.”
Justin may not be a porn star, but he has become a web celebrity of sorts
since attaching a camera to the brim of his baseball cap and
live-streaming every moment of his life through the cellular
WiFi-connected Sony Vaio notebook computer in his backpack.
Well, not every moment. ”I’ve stopped taking it in public bathrooms,” he says. ”That’s criminally prosecutable in California.”
Justin.tv is one of new breed of live video sites that feature people doing…
whatever it is that they are doing, live. Sites like Justin.tv, Stickam, Operator 11, and Ustream offer home-made reality TV, uploaded by users around the world.
The idea isn’t necessarily new — in 1996, Jennifer Ringley set
up a webcam in her college dorm room. ”JenniCam” documented her daily
life, whether she was painting her nails or having sex with her
boyfriend. She continued the practice, wherever she was living, for the
next seven years. But Justin is taking it to a new level, thanks to
wireless technology that allows the live feed to go mobile.