50 years ago, creating your own TV show required an expensive license from a government agency, loads of expensive equipment and a frequency to transmit. I ran across UStream today.
In the first days of the internet, tools like CuSeeme
permitted video casting and transmission: however bandwidth was not cheap, and the audience was small.
Today, the bandwidth required to run a video service is relatively large. I calculate that I've generated 4.5 petabytes of traffic with the 5 hours the "The Geek Stories
" - alone.
With UStream, you can be your own TV station. Now the alpha-geeks are there, and even my videos seem over-produced. Is UStream the next Twitter.com
? Soon to be overloaded with the alpha-geek herd? Hope so.
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