Ustream is a live streaming service, where anyone can stream footage, video, audio and archival footage live on the web to potentially millions of people. All for free.
Michael Jackson’s This Is It Red Carpet streamed live on Ustream and drew over 1.8 million viewers.
It provides one of the easiest and cheapest tools for anyone or any company to become a media company. Live speeches from political candidates, presentations at company AGMs, live streaming of a wedding for friends and family around the world, you name it.
BTW, “This is It” is a completely brilliant film / concert. You must experience it.
This is what makes Apple Apple.
Even the boxes that hold call centre employee t-shirts have been designed with the single sense of purpose, that incredible design aesthetic, that attention to detail and outstanding vision of what the company should be – a creator brand. This, along with photos of their employee job offer packs, shows the level of thought and strength of culture at the firm.
More pictures here: Apple Employee T-Shirt Unboxing Photos – Mac Rumors.
How sick are we of telling another website what our name and details are?
How sick are we of remembering our various passwords?
How sick are we of having to make decisions, and the risk that it might not be the right one? We are the options generation, the people that have grown up in such a period of change that we’re afraid of making commitments in case the commitment takes us down a path that is made redundant or is superseded, or just boring. HEY, there’s something new here or something better, why didn’t I recognise this earlier?!
How many abandoned blogs MySpace pages and Twitter accounts are there in the world? How many ex’s? How many old toys? How many false starts? How many career changes? How many “we’re starting this project as a stop gap before the real project takes off once we get budget approval”?
I guess the key is learning how to make a single decision well, so that you may never have to make that decision again. You’ve decided and implemented correctly.
Seth Godin talks about the stress of choosing Apples. They’re just apples. They’ll be eaten in a minute. Why should it be so hard?
As always, he’s a top read: Seths Blog: Fear of apples.