One of the main buzz topics going around the “social web” this week was the launch of “Justin TV”.
Justin TV is essentially a 24/7 live stream of life through the eyes (or in this case a nifty head mounted cam) of San Francisco based web entrepreneur Justin Kan. Think Hollywood’s “EdTV”… but live on the Internet.
For some unknown reason, Justin has agreed to strap a webcam to his gnogg’n which is connected to some nifty hardware in a backpack that he lugs around allowing live streaming video to be beamed to the masses on the Internet.
To be honest, there’s large chunks in his days that are a total yawn fest, but they’ve been pretty smart about things on his website by providing a regularly updated schedule of what’s coming up in his day. For instance, at 3pm (PST) today Justin has a photo shoot with “Business 2.0”. Also on the site, you can chat with other justin.tv viewers and also grabbed the details to be able to call or text message him. Already he’s had conversations with viewers in Scotland, Australia and even a group of engineers in Iraq.
The idea of justin.tv certainly isn’t new, but the delivery method and the Flash technology that the guys themselves have developed to make it all happen is fresh. Techcrunch reports that “the long term goal of the project is to create an affordable live mobile video platform they can use to recruit other live bloggers. They already have plans to loan out the technology to a group tracking the Iowa local caucuses and have also set their sights on tracking some musicians.”
You can have a squiz for yourself by visiting http://justin.tv
If you’d like to contact the man himself, you can get Justin on his mobile (text or call) on +1 415 948 3219 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.