Welcome back to the blah blah Cast. It’s been almost a year since my last episode, I’ve returned with a mission and theme. Live streaming has long been a big part of my life (even more so than Youtube). I’ve been a live streamer since 2004 on a site called Operator 11, that faded in to start up obscurity long ago.

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After that I found stickam.com (now also gone) and my path was clear. I stream. and for 7 years I did. I streamed on Stickam alot, and for long periods of time. I streamed so much that at some point I became the 7th most watched show, with 5.5 million views.

Stickam faded away in 2013, and since then I’ve been trying to find a new live streaming home. I’ve been collecting data on streaming sites, check out my big list of live streaming sites, trying to find a new homebase.

So far Younow is the closest thing I’ve found, and most of that is simply out of loyalty to a friend of mine that worked at stickam and moved over to younow. So this episode I talk about younow.com, my likes and dislikes. I also live streamed this and you can catch me (for the immediate future) streaming trivia and pictionary Sundays on http://www.younow.com/samproof

My Rating for Younow ★★★☆☆

 

Pros: 

One ‘Vanity’ URL that always leads to the active stream/or profile

Desktop and Mobile App

Landscape mode!

 

Cons:

Stream CANNOT be embedded on other websites

Archive ONLY stays up 3 days

Archive is Low Res

Monetization Program is Hard to obtain

 

 

Other Stuff:

Gamified “Cons” and “bars”

“Likes” push you higher in ranks on Trending Hashtags

 

As I mentioned in the podcast, here’s a screen cap of what appears after you Stop a Broadcast. Cool little stats insight screen, though as a stats geek I’d always love more info (geography, demographics, etc)

YOUNOW_STATS_SCREEN

 

Special thanks to everyone that contributed to the conversation in the live streaming room: LittlePandaExpress, Iron Patriot, MGphenom and anyone I’m forgetting (I’ll add you as soon as I re-listen to the cast) 😉

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