In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera. But I was nervous, I felt like there were people watching. It was weird.” After a few weeks of broadcasting he began to find his rhythm.
Both Livestream and USTREAM have comparable offers, it depends on the individual requirements. The Encoder USTREAM offers a browser based encoding service, but the quality is relatively basic.
Fortunately USTREAM has support to stream from higher quality third party encoders.
Obviously professional needs are different, and events like the World Cup have different requirements, but as Tech Crunch reported, Livestream provided the offical live broadcast for Times Square NYE.
It could indicate a slow shift from traditional live streaming models to more integrated offerings.
The Cam can be operated by the viewer by clicking on the Control Cam button.
One of the most interesting times to view Beach Cam is during the weekend, when up to 150,000 people visit a day.
The Event To generate enough traffic, e.g via a weblog, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an absolute must.
Google can be very powerful, and every tweak to the search engine metadata matters.
As example if you use Word Press for your blog, install a SEO plug-in like the All in One SEO Pack and use optimized keywords and tags. Thankfully USTREAM provides this for free, and uses Flash to deliver to the desktop and devices with Flash support, and a mobile optimized version to i OS.
Conclusion A couple of years ago it was almost an art to stream a live event, but with increasingly better infrastructure and providers like Livestream and USTREAM offering free basic packages, it becomes increasingly easy to broadcast your own content.
Along with broadcasting, Abuhamdeh texts and talks on the phone with his followers. Then in May of last year it suddenly clicked, exploding from less than 10 million monthly visitors to more than 100 million in the span of just four months.