The Users Are The Medium

As the word of Ustream spreads across the Internet (thanks Scoble!  Thanks Chris!), one of the coolest things to watch has been the creativity that Ustreamers have displayed in mashing in different services.  From Skype and teleconferencing to streaming from within Second Life, Ustreamers are doing things we’d never tested or even thought about.

That’s the power of putting control in the hands of the user.  The users are the stars…Ustream exists to help you shine.

Of course, not every aspect of being an open system is attractive.  I’ve certainly seen a fair number of griefers in the various chat rooms.  I have no idea what causes some people to take anything that people enjoy and try to destroy it.  I believe that the good guys (our users) will win in the end, but any suggestions on how other media have handled these issues is welcome.

About Brad Hunstable, CEO and Founder

Brad Hunstable founded Ustream more than six years ago with a vision to bring live broadcast technology to the entire world. Since then, the company has established itself as the leading live, social video site. Hunstable has been ranked among 50 "Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter and on Variety's Producers Guild of America's Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers for his work at Ustream. Brad is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from Ohio State.
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