For the past few days, I’ve watched in horror the fires raging through Southern California on Ustream. We have seen spectacular coverage of the event from San Bernardino with live discussions and on the ground video footage. The stories have been real, emotional, and raw.
As the barriers to stream decrease (and they will), we will see more and more citizen journalist giving real and lightning fast coverage of news stories.
Already Ustream has witnessed citizen journalist in the past cover major national events, often before main stream media covers it. Students from the Virginia Tech massacre were able to stream live from their dorms during the school lock down on Ustream. The earthquake in Mexico about 6 months ago was also covered live on Ustream before the major media outlets even knew.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in harms way in California. For more coverage please visit: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-from-the-sun