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Events for the 3rd week of November, 2008

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Today, Tuesday November 18, at  2:30pm PST, Country Music Star Whitney Duncan, will chatting with fans on her Ustream channel Whit’s Whit Live. Whitney will be answering questions from the chat live from Nashville, TN.  

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At 5pm PST, Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose are hosting another Digg Townhall! The guys will share the latest Digg news and discuss the questions and issues their community has posted in the call for topics. 

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Also, today at 7pm PST, Brea Grant, The Speedster on Hereos will be chatting like with her fans and the world on Ustream.tv. Tune in, and be ready on twitter, as she is inviting the world to participate with questions through her twitter account. @breagrant

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Wednesday the 19th, Carpix TV Live will be streaming from the Los Angeles International Autoshow. Bringing the world their first look at all the new car reveals, such as the Nissan 370Z and the all-electric Mini. 

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On Saturday and Sunday, live from The RAMP in Hamilton, AL will be a live streamed youth conference the event is expecting over 1,200 participants from all over North America.

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On Saturday the 22nd at 8am EST, GoNintendo.com and Ustream.tv will be teaming are teaming up to to create a live-stream charity event, with all proceeds being given to the Child’s Play organization. This event will be an 8 hour live event from New Jersey, and is being called the ‘Best of NES’!

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Featured Ustream Videos

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Oh yes ladies and gents – we got a sweet line up for you. I’ve gone ahead and put together the most recent and best of Ustream. For you! All for you. Enjoy!

First up we got 50 Cent. I don’t care if you like him or not, I don’t care what you think – This video is gold. Uncut dialog of a man who went from nothing to something. Rags to riches. Gangs, drugs, sex, and rap – Watch this video and you’ll see how hard it was, what his morals are, and what a legit business man he is.

Next we have the second Digg Town Hall. With millions of members its hard, as a company, to address complaints and handle a community. Well being the creative geniuses they are, Digg chose us, Ustream, as a way to communicate and initiate a conversation with their users. We’re honored and we can’t wait for the next one.

Third – lastly – but definitely the funniest, the one and only Rhett and LinKast! These guys are funny as hell. The first time I ever watched them… I watched an hour long recorded video. Nope, not live, it was recorded. Thats how funny they are. I kid you not when I say that Rhett and Link get live streaming, they understand how to interact with a live chat and dominate the production. Enjoy the video – David Choi shows up later (he’s YouTube famous).

Digg Town Hall Numero 2 Went GREAT!

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Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson.

Yes a dog kept running back and forth behind them, yes they were drinking soda instead of their usual imported beers, and YES they both matched at the beginning of the Town Hall…

BUT!

They had a great Town Hall. They answered tons of questions and enjoyed themselves throughout. It looks easy, but lets give them a round of applause, or at least a golf clap as you sit there behind your computer screen. Bravo Digg, Bravo.

If you missed the recording, I included the embed below. Enjoy :)

Oh Yes – There’s Another Digg Town Hall This Monday!

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It’s been too long! Oh how we’ve waited and yearned for another Digg Town Hall. The duo of Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson is enough to warm any web loving techies heart! 5pm on Monday the 12th can’t come soon enough.

Like last time – The leaders of everyone’s favorite social news site, Digg.com, will get on camera to answer questions from the masses. Wondering if Digg will ever change their colors to black and blue? Ask them. Want to know how they made that sweet lip dub video? Ask them! Trying to figure out that new algorithm still? Well…you can try asking but I doubt they’ll tell you the secret :)

Tune in this Monday at 5pm PST to witness one of the most innovative Q-and-A sessions you’ve ever seen. They’re on the cutting edge of ingenuity when it comes to community management and we’re honored that they chose us as their communication tool. So – enjoy this Town Hall, because the last one was great, this one will be awesome, and the next one will be even better :)

Digg Townhall: Lights! Camera! Cold Beer! Action!

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Last night, a contingent of the Ustream.TV team was lucky enough to visit the Digg offices in San Francisco to set up the live stream for their first townhall. The blogsphere was buzzing up a blizzard for this momentous occasion, and sure enough, over 8,000 unique viewers (with up to 2,300 concurrent viewers) tuned in live for Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson’s hour+ session. Watch the archived replay here:

Kevin and Jay ran through the top 20 “dugg” questions, as submitted and voted by Diggers specifically for this event. They certainly didn’t shy away from any of the questions, announcing plenty of exciting upcoming product launches, readily acknowledging current shortcomings, and directly addressing (and debunking) the “blacklist” and auto-bury” rumors that had been flying around.

While there were plenty of product specific answers, I was personally fascinated by Kevin and Jay’s anecdotes harkening back to the (relatively) early days of the company. According to Kevin himself, it wasn’t too long ago that he was personally staying up late, trolling submissions for spam and other unacceptable content. Brad and I can certainly recount parallels to Ustream, perhaps with an even fresher memory. It is interactive townhalls like these that remind us that the websites we all know and love is not just an impersonal interface, but a construction of hardworking human beings doing their best to serve their diverse, passionate community.

I should also mention that Kevin and Jay make for an entertaining pair, even as they maneuvered through the technical minutiae of product development and user experience. We certainly look forward to more of Jay and Kevin on live broadcast!

Rest assured, Jay, Kevin and the rest of the Digg team have plenty more townhalls and meetups in store. Be sure to visit http://digg.com/townhallfor updates and video archives.

And you know we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to take pics!


Ustream.TV crew + Kevin Rose


Ustream.TV crew + Jay Adelson

Can Ya Digg It? Digg Town Hall to be LIVE on Ustream!

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On Monday night, February 25th, the first ever Digg Town Hall will take place. Starting at 6pm (PST) Kevin Rose (Founder) and Jay Adelson (CEO) from Digg will be streaming live with Ustream.tv in order to interact, discuss, and hang out with their members. Honestly, as an avid Digg user and a huge fan, and employee, of Ustream, this is especially exciting.  If there was ever a recipe for success – its Digg + Ustream. 

The reason I am, and most people are exited about Ustream, is the fact that it enables you to interact in real time with your viewers. This is neither prerecorded media with its delayed feedback, or live television. Ustream is somewhere in between – its a place where you can broadcast to thousands of people but at the same time get instant feedback from anyone watching. Digg has found a way to use this in a creative way. Digg users wanted to be more involved and the employees wanted input – Ustream was the answer. The Town Hall is the missing link between all who love Digg and want to improve it. Using live video and the chat room, Digg is on a quest to connect with their users and create an open environment where there is a free flow of information – very exciting stuff.

It is such an honor to partner with them and make this all possible – We look forward to streaming this Town Hall and the many more to come.

If you have a topic you’d like discussed in the Town Hall click, and post a comment, here.