Live Social Broadcasting—The Next Big Thing?
Everyone has heard of YouTube.com by now, and even BlogTV where people can promote their videos to the general public as far and wide as possible, but a whole new version of this concept – “live social media broadcasting” – is staged to be the next big thing. Instead of watching prerecorded videos, live social media broadcasting is exactly what the name suggests – it is live web cam feeds from thousands of interesting (and sometimes not so interesting) people around the world.
The place to get an instant audience
For those with dreams of getting famous (especially singers and comedians) live social media broadcasting sites, such as YouNow.com, are the only place online where you can find an instant audience online ready to watch you perform. But don’t think you can just hop on right away. There’s usually a queue you’ll have to join to await your turn. Additionally, you’ll find diverse feed channels that suit every taste. They offer talking/conversation channels, channels for girls, channels for guys, a music channel, jokes channel, even a channel for those for over 25 years old. And when it’s your turn for your camera to go live, everyone who’s clicked on the channel will be watching you.
Vote, friend, judge the videos
These sites however are much more than a place to perform and be watched. These sites are interwoven into the Facebook page of each user, Twitter and other social media sites, allowing people to sign up and share what they’re watching with others easily. And these sites are much more than just watching live video. You’re asked to vote on each video as it’s being broadcasted. You can vote whether the person in the video gets an extra minute (before their time is up), you can chat with them as they‘re broadcasting, you can even add them on Facebook with a click of a button.
With the increasing popularity of the Internet, its no wonder live social media broadcasting sites are the next big thing. People can now produce their own media and be in charge of their own entertainment.