I’d have to be crazy to tell you that anything is the next big thing, but one signal has tickled me enough to launch this site.
When I share my enthusiasm for the recent outbreak of live crowdsourced mobile video streaming, I get a lot of sideways looks and disparaging comments.
And it reminds me of how I felt when I started working with Twitter for journalism, a little while ahead of some others.
As with all other social media content, journalists are going to have to figure out discovery, curation, authority, ownership, rights, legitimacy, terms of service, sharing, ethical dilemmas and much, much more.
But unlike much of anything we’ve seen before, the audience will be watching a great volume of crowdsourced news as it happens.
To begin, I am going to start working with Periscope, Meerkat, Stre.am, Ustream and Livestream, while catching up with live streaming developments on Youtube Live and perhaps everywhere else. Time will tell.
To get started, let’s think about this: With the new DJI Phantom 3, you can now stream live video footage from your drone to the internet:
If you use this link to buy yours from Amazon, you will also be supporting Streamalism.org at no additional cost.
Meanwhile, let’s get the conversation started.