I just came across a couple of websites, such as justin.tv, livecast.com, mogulus.com and others with weired names. Once on the websites I desperately look for the "about" button potentially explaining what all these websites are about? I just haven t got it, but people happen to be fascinated of livecasting for quite a while:
1994 Steve Mann -
First person to transmitted his everyday life 24/7.
1996 Jennifer Ringley
JenniCAM—subtitled "life, online"—was a popular website from April 1996 until the end of 2003.
Ringley's innovation was simply to allow others to view her daily activities
1999 Lisa Batey
Started on HereAndNow.net streaming 24/7 in 1999, continuing into 2001.
1999 Josh Harris
"We Live In Public"  was a 24/7 Internet conceptual art experiment created in December 1999. With a format similar to TV‘s Big Brother.
Combined live streaming with social networking to assist the visually challenged.
2002 Joi Ito
First to do web publishing from a mobile device.
2004 Gordon Bell
MyLifeByts , an experiment in digital storage of a person's lifetime, including full-text search, text/audio annotations and hyperlinks.
2004 Justin Kahn
Justin.tv, a platform for live video streaming online
2007 Justine Ezarik
Expansion of justin.tv, Justine Ezarik took a different approach, often aiming the camera at herself
What do people do with all these wastes of giga-bytes?
I must confess: it's quite fascinating seeing qik.com working on my mobile phone streaming live...when...umh...I m doing exciting things... such as reading a newspaper:
But who will ever watch this? Not even myself. But it's fascinating indeed seeing working and perhaps that's already enough. Busines case is old thinking.
Here some publications I found interesting:
1. Privacy-Enhanced Sharing of Personal Content on the Web, Mohammad Mannan
2. User generated content (UGC): trade mark and copyright infringement issues, Dawn Osborne
3. Bubble 2.0: Online Organized Critique of Web 2.0 D, Travers Scott, MIT
4. Zync: the design of synchronized video sharing, Yiming Liu, Yahoo!, Berkeley, CA
5. Social Online Video Experience,JD Weisz
6. Lifesampler: enabling conversational video documentary, Ryan P. Spicer
7. Mainstream Media Meets Citizen Journalism: In Search of a New Model, R. Goh
8. Watch What I Watch,David A. Shamma
9. Streaming live media over a peer-to-peer network, H Deshpande