Over the past year, Ustream has been witness to numerous high profile political figures from Hillary Clinton to the Former President of Ireland. We recently witnessed Mike Gravel’s Anti-Debate on Ustream after he was not allowed to participate in the national event on MSNBC.
As impressive as the national events are, I’m most intrigued by the use of Ustream in local politics. This past week, the SB Sun Newspaper did live commentary around the election results for two precincts in San Bernardino, California. People from the local area were encouraged to watch and take part as the election results rolled in through midnight. Although I knew little about the candidates and the specific political climate in SB, I witnessed local democracy in action and actually enjoyed it.
As the barriers to stream come down (and they will people!!!), I know we’ll see more small towns around the country doing similar streams.
See the full election night coverage here: