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Events for the week of February 16th, 2009

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Monday, Feb 16th from 10pm – 11pm EST join us for a Post-Bachelor Video Chat with DeAnna Pappas. Come chat with the 2008 star, hear the inside stories, and more!  Watch with us LIVE here:

Tuesday, Feb 17th starting at 5 pm PST join the leading producer of videogame websites, including 1UP.com, MyCheats.com, FileFront.com, and GameVideos.com, as well as EGM Magazine as the editors play upcoming games LIVE for all to see.  Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/389750

Wednesday, Feb 18th from 8-10pm PST join us for Two Jacks in the Hole broadcast, where Scott Marder, a writer for the very popular TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will be on the show. The songs Day Man and Night Man that he wrote for the show are a phenomenon. Bu sure to tune in, and join the chat LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/two-jacks-in-the-hole

Wednesday, Feb 18th at 10pm PST Driving Sports TV, the fastest show on Ustream.tv Late Night. Tune in and watch the DSTV crew showoff the latest in new cars and automotive performance: Watch with us LIVE here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/driving-sports-tv

Wednesday’s and Sunday’s from 8pm – Midnight CST, come play with BradManTV. This week’s guest is Miss United States 2008, Graziella Baratta! Tune in on February 18th at 8pm, and if you have any questions you would like to ask Graziella, email info(AT)bradman.tv or DM  to @bradmantv!  Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bradmantv-live

Thursday, Feb. 19th from 9am – 10am PST join us for Autoline Detroit, with special guests, three top auto industry journalists/analysts including John McElroy, as they discuss the stability and health of today’s auto industry will be on the show to discuss the plight of GM and Chrysler as they go before the U.S. Treasury this next week.   Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/autoline

Thursday, Feb 19th from 9am -  9pm PST join us for a LIVE release of the new book  “Twitter Power” Wiley Publications. Special twitter guests including Chris Pirillo, Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Scoble, MC Hammer, and more. Join us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/joel-comm-live

Thursday, Feb 19th from  5pm – 7pm PST join Valerie Waters for a Live Q&A on Celebrity Fitness. “I am going to do a open Ustream chat to answer questions on how anyone can look Red Carpet Ready like the celebs. I’ve been getting tons of calls from magazines for this info so I thought I would bring it directly to the people.” Watch with us LIVE here:

Friday, Feb 20th – Sun Feb 22, join us for THON, the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the world!  The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is excited to have you join us in our fight to conquer childhood cancer.
Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/penn-state-dance-marathon

Saturday, Feb 21, from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST we have a great event LIVE from Brown University. The Brown Entrepreneurship Program’s biggest event of the year, the EP Forum gives students the opportunity to hear and learn from world class entrepreneurs; connect with each other, professors, alumni, and other professionals; and share ideas in an open and exciting atmosphere.

Speaker list includes:
Matt Flannery – Co Founder & CEO, Kiva.org
Ted Garcia – Fmr. Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Starbucks Corporation
Mark Victor Hansen – Co-Creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul book series
David Shrier – Fmr. Ronco COO, Serial Executive, Business Transformation Expert

Watch with us LIVE here:

Tune in Sundays at 7pm PST, tune in for the FierceUgly LIVE show! This weekly podcast from three self proclaimed guys with ‘faces for audio’.  Listen with us each week as they discuss current events, politics, tech and much more.  Also featuring a segment they call Jen’s Box where she runs down all the happenings in TV for the previous week. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fierceugly.com

Tuesday, Feb 24nd from 10am PST join the president of West Point Thoroughbreds for their “State of the Industry” press conference. This half hour event will touch on everything we can look forward to that West Point Thoroughbreds have going in the coming months.
Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/west-point-thoroughbreds

Twestival LIVE on Ustream, Thursday February 12, 2009

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Ustream is happy to be bringing you LIVE coverage from 4 of the World’s Largest Twitter fundraising drive locations this evening. Twestival is bringing together local communities to raise money and awareness for Charity: Water, an innovative non-profit dedicated to providing clean water to developing communities in desperate need.locations,

Below are the 4 events you’ll be able to watch LIVE right here on Ustream.TV!

LA Twestival:
Starting at 8pm PST and ending at 2am PST, LIVE from the 2,000 capacity Club 740, in downtown LA’s historic old Globe Theater Twestival LA will be featuring celebrity guests from in and out of the blogosphere, nationally headlining comedians and super-star DJs including:

Joe Rogan
Ben Morrison

Dov Davidoff

Nick Thune

Robtronik

iJustine
David Lawrence

And many more. If you can’t make it down to the event, or don’t live in LA please come watch with us here:

Dallas Twestival:
From 6pm-10pm CST, LIVE from the Mockingbird Station in downtown Dallas the will be live music, a comedy show at Hyena’s Comedy Club featuring Dallas’s finest, and a showing of Frost/Nixon at the Angelika starting at 7pm. If you live in the Dallas area, be sure to swing by for drink specials, photo booth fun, and much more. For more information tweet @DallasTwestival. Be sure to watch with us here:

Honolulu Twestival:

From 10pm-2am EST join Angela Keen, Maleko, and others for a great event LIVE from Oceans 808 at Restaurant Row for great food, drinks, music, and amazing giveaways including trips and much more! This event will be featuring Hawaiian celebrities and musicians including:
Guy Cruz

Anuhea

Mailani Makainai

The Band SunSet

Don’t miss any of this great event, and tune in with us here:

Bristol Testival:

From 6:30pm GMT – 11pm GMT LIVE from The Lanes this event will have free drinks for the first 100 people, raffles all night, half price bowling, and great guests featuring:

DJ Twang
Mango Factory
Kerry McCarthy MP
Fortune Drive
Leisure Allstars

Tune in here for all of the great LIVE performances:

The organizers of Twestival have made is easy to donate any amount by encouraging anyone and everyone to donate using Tipjoy.

We hope you enjoy these great events!

Ustream Scavenger Hunt! (on hold until Twitter is stable)

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Prizes! Scores! Leader boards!

We’re psyched to announce the out of the blue, ridiculously addicting and exhilarating, Ustream Scavenger Hunt!

Using Twitter we’ll give you things to find on Ustream ranging anywhere from “a high school basketball game” to “a band jamming”. Your goal is to find it on Ustream as fast as humanly possible and then tweet us back with “@ustreamtv I found it! http://ustream.tv/WHATEVER-I-JUST-FOUND”.

Oh right…you better hurry up because if you don’t find it within 5 minutes of the announcement… it expires.

If you are the first to correctly answer the question – you get 1 point. Later, once you’ve dominated the game and built up a nice pile of lovely points, you can trade them in for a Ustream T-Shirt! (We’ll publicly track who has has points and how many)

10 points = 1 Ustream Shirt!

So, fellow Ustreamers, good luck. I send you into this battle with confidence – just stay strong and make sure you can search really fast. I wouldn’t worry though…chances are you’ll win.

Unless one of our other 4,000 twitter followers beats you to it!

**Rules
You must be following us on Twitter to participate/win

New Features!

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Login and Signup

We updated our login and registration process to make it easier for registered Ustream users to login and start their broadcasts, and for new users to sign up for a Ustream account. Another cool thing we added was OpenID capability. Users will now have the option of logging in with their OpenID or their Ustream username.

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Twitter Tab

Tweet tweet tweet….We have added a Twitter tab to the broadcaster console. Broadcasters will now be able to log into their Twitter account and send out tweets right from the Ustream broadcaster console, making it easier for broadcasters to keep their Followers updated on their Ustream activities.

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Direct to YouTube

Want to send your Ustream recorded video straight to your YouTube account right after you recorded it? Now you can because we’ve added a “Save to YouTube” button to the broadcaster console. After linking a YouTube account to your Ustream account in the My Profile section, you’ll be able to send your Ustream recorded videos to YouTube right after you’ve recorded it.

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Larger Video Players

They are bigger! Enough said.

About Us

We have also updated our About Us section with a few new bits of info and a new look. Please feel free to peruse it to find out more about Ustream as a company.

Social Marketing: How to Attract Viewers to Your Live Show

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As opposed to a blog post or a YouTube video, which are static and people can view at their leisure, your Ustream show is live and you must undertake the difficult task of grouping your viewers together concurrently and at a specified time. Through a combination of long and short term announcements you can use Social Marketing to capture their attention.

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Your Blog:
The important thing about your blog is that your subscribers will read it at some point. It might not be now, or in an hour, but chances are they will see the post before the day is over. You won’t be able to use your blog to get instant viewers, but it is a great place to notify them of future shows. Think of it as planting a seed… some will remember and some will forget, but either way they definitely hear about your show (this helps because when you post about it later on Twitter they will remember the blog post). (Tip – Announce your upcoming show three days before – then mention it again the day of)

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If Twitter wasn’t your best friend, it is now. Become intimate with this beautiful tool because it is the best way to get instant viewers. Post a message to Twitter ten to twenty minutes before you go live – this way your followers can put aside time and they know its coming up. Post again once you go live. Truth be told a lot of people will forget that you’re going to do a show, especially if its your first time. Twitter is the perfect way to remind them. (Tip – Don’t just spam a link to your show, make sure to keep it friendly and human, maybe ask a question. Then be sneaky and inconspicuously put the link in.)

Newsletters, Social Network Messages:
Use sparingly! I know it, you know it, everyone knows it – Spam sucks. Do not spam. Newsletters and other ways of messaging are good ways to notify potential viewers, however you must do it with tact. Once in a while is fine just don’t use a lot of exclamation points and keep it simple. If they get annoyed then stop immediately – you’re doing something wrong and continuing will only hurt you.

Thats today’s short Social Marketing lesson.

I’ll be posting a series of these so you should probably subscribe to the blog. If you have any questions, or different ideas leave a comment and I’ll respond. Even better – if you have different ideas – go write your own blog post and then send me the link!

(Follow/talk to us on Twitter)

Ustream is Better Than Sliced Bread

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(these stats are taken from twist.flaptor.com – it shows how often a keyword is used on Twitter (follow us!))

Everyone seems to compare themselves to their competitors – they brag about numbers and whatnot – but this is completely different. Think of the possibilities… do people talk more about Ustream or ice cream? Black shoes? Horror films? You, like me, could spend hours checking who wins. Don’t fret though! I did all the research for you, so just sit tight and enjoy these glorious stats.

First up we got candy.

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Now if you were wondering what was better, Ustream or Happiness. Well look no further – the jury is in and people would take Ustream over Happiness any day!

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I’ll let you find the rest. However I’ll leave you with one more… Whats the coolest thing since sliced bread? Oh yes fellow Ustreamers, its Ustream.

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Leave comments and tell me other funny ones. OR even better write your own blog post and then link me to it in the comments.

Birth 2.0 Redux

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We at Ustream.TV love to see the platform being used to live broadcast those once-in-lifetime moments.

Chalk another special one up for the community: Last Wednesday, March 19th, the Ustream.TV community was privileged to usher in the birth of a healthy baby boy!

Thanks to the efforts of the social media maven Jesse Stay, the 6lbs 4oz miracle is already the most popular newborn on the block! But more importantly, with a little bit of Twitter and a little bit of Ustream, Jesse shared the magic of the moment with literally hundreds of relatives, family friends and well-wishers.

The parents are still settling on a name, so be sure to leave your suggestions on Jesse’s Ustream.TV page.

This is of course, Ustream’s second live on-air birth. Kids these days… such Ustream prodigies!

Check out the Jesse’s blog entry on the occasion here.

Future of Web Apps – A Tale of Screaming, Drinking, and Networking (Doing it All at Once Takes Practice)

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fowabeachmiami.jpgIt took Mazy Kazerooni, my right hand Ustream Biz Dev, a little over a month to convince me to go to the Future of Web Apps in Miami (FOWA). Immediately after getting back from The Crunchies he mentioned it – and pushed hard. “Its going to be awesome dude, tons of great speakers!”. I wasn’t convinced. I mean come on, if I’m going to spend hundreds of dollars to fly across the country I want to be sure its going to be worth it. “DUDE! MATT! FOWA is next week! We need to make a decision!”. I was in a corner… I wanted to go…but I didn’t want to spend the money. “Matt Mullenwag and Kevin Rose are speaking!”. SOLD! I agreed to go and we quickly packed our carry-ons.

After two flights, a two hour layover, and multiple unfulfilling bags of peanuts, we made it Miami. Strangely enough Miami is exactly what it looks like in the movies – lots of tan people rollerblading. It almost wanted to make me laugh. I mean I’m from Orange County, which is nothing like “The OC”…but these guys were exactly how TV and Hollywood said they were. Anyways… I digress.

We checked out Barcamp and then later headed over to the Nokia party. There we participated in some crazy game where we were supposed to yell as loud as possible. Sounds fun right? Maybe…but the burn in my throat was nothing compared to how it caught fire after I started drinking. I bet there’s a Nokia guy laughing at my pain this very moment. Jerks.

Finally, Friday, it was time for the Future of Web Apps. We got in around 9am and with only four hours of sleep – just in time for Mullenwag’s speech. The thing about Mullenwag is that he’s so intelligent that he could tell you anything and you’d believe it. He’s also a super nice guy. When he responds to someone with a different opinion, he’ll do it with a friendly attitude but at the same time he totally obliterates whatever they just said. Then to top it off he gives this little chuckle after he’s done talking that has “I just owned you” written all over it. Its amazing.

The talks were okay, mainly everyone was discussing how to scale and technical stuff like that. The one highlight would be when Blaine from Twitter was on stage telling everyone how he’s so glad that Twitter had been up for the past few days. Joke was on him though – Twitter was down during his speech. His phone was ringing constantly throughout everything, and like many of us expected, turns out it was Twitter calling. Blaine hurried off stage to fix everyones favorite microblogger among heckles from the crowd “Help us Blaine! We need Twitter!”.

The parties alone made the trip worth while. Mazy and I were literally attacked by people who wanted access to Ustream’s API. It was insane… it was also a wake up call – We’ll be releasing a public API soon. We also met with a bunch of companies and people who could use Ustream by either integrating it with their site and/or doing a live show. From FOWA alone we made a lot of good contacts and Ustream is going to be all the better because of it.

Even though the actual conference wasn’t amazing, our trip to Miami was a major success. The tech community as a whole is highly intelligent and willing to help each other out – its great. So many eager entrepreneurs and so much energy in this industry… it really makes it an exciting business to be in. We’ll definitely be going back.

With FOWA over its time for SXSW! I hope to see a lot of Ustreamers there.

For now though, its time to sleep. Got to wake up in time for my flight tomorrow…