Free Live Video Broadcasting

Has free archived video from YouTube et al. opened up your web exploration possibilities just a little? Talk about getting pulled in: sometimes I have to pour ice water over my head to get away from the endless cute puppy videos, old music videos, the wacked-out viral hits … and of course the tutorials on all the areas in which I’m knowledge-deficient because of the video watching.

It looks like I’m going to need a whole lot more ice water. has opened up it’s API and will serve live video for free. Of course, live webcams are old news, and most IM clients have video functionality. But we’re talking broadcast here. Between the price and’s crazy-easy “live broadcasting in one click” model they’ll definitely see accelerated adoption. It’s just another example of a piece of infrastructure whose usage (and market share) will be enhanced by a compelling (ie free) standard and branding. Combine it with Camtweet and you’ve got a distribution method too. All you need now is a message, and you are in business.

Make Flip Books from Your Digital Video Clips!

Looking for a cool and unique Christmas give that will have everyone talking about?  FlipClips is a cool online service that creates Flip Books from your digital video clips!  A 75 page Flip Book costs $8.99 and a 150 page Flip Book will run you about $18.99. I find least interesting pieces of hybrid media to be fascinating; there’s so much great content contained in your digital video clips that to essentially give a translation to an entirely different medium is definitely worthwhile and finally practical to implement. Even if you don’t end up purchasing one of these flip books you definitely should check out the site just to see  what a great job they’ve done.