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Digg Town Hall Numero 2 Went GREAT!

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 🙂


Stream 50 or Die Trying: G Unit Live on Ustream

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50. Cent. On. Ustream.

When it comes to music superstardom, it’s hard to top the plateau that 50 Cent continues to ascend. Thanks to savvy of his G-Unit label folks, 50 Cent has officially flirted with the cutting edge of social media.

This past Saturday, May 3rd, 50 Cent decided he wanted to interact live with his fans, all the way from his hotel room in Cape Town South Africa. With zero promotion save for a last minute email blast to his registered fans, 50 Cent drew thousands of fans to his stream. Originally scheduled for 1 hour, 50 Cent and his G-Unit comrades — Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo — clearly were having so much fun interacting live with their fans, that they ended up streaming for nearly 3 hours!

Here are the first two hours of the stream. We had to cut out the last hour because 50, Lloyd and Yayo were having a bit too much fun ;-). Catch it LIVE next time around so you don’t miss out on the unedited hi jinks of cultural icons! Still, plenty of entertaining stuff, enjoy!


Have Car, Will Drive. Have Internet, Will Stream.

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The One Lap of America, the legendary 24/7 cross-country automobile endurance event, is being broadcasted live on Ustream, having started on May 3 and ending on May 10.

The One Lap guys will be live streaming their trek, straight from their on-the-road, in-car camcorder setup, all from their Ustream channel page here. Forgive them the occasional streaming drop-outs, as they are dependent to the internet connection of their ever-changing area. And, aren’t we all dependent on the internet? I knew you’d understand.

Started in the early 1970’s by legendary Car and Driver editor Brock Yates, the Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash was a flat out, no-holds-barred race from New York City to Redondo Beach, California. The race drew a cult subculture following, especially given the main cause of the event: to protest the federally mandated 55 MPH speed limit. And haven’t we all pushed nudged just a wee bit past the legal speed limit? I knew you’d understand.

The race became the stuff of legends, created a legend, and even received several treatments from Hollywood, including one starring David Carradine and a remake starring Burt Reynolds.

The 2008 edition of the CannonBall Run builds upon the tradition set forth from the legendary run, running at legal speeds with daily time trials at designated race tracks along the way. Go to One Lap’s site to get more info on the event’s illustrious, twisting history.

Here are the remaining track dates on the tour (all times Central):

May 5: Lonestar Motorsports Park
1830 – 2000 (6:30pm to 8:00pm)

May 6: No Problem Raceway
0830 – 1530 (8:30am to 3:30pm)

May 7: Carolina Motorsports Park
0830 – 15:30 (8:30am to 3:30pm)

May 7: BMW Performance Center
1630 – 1930 (4:30pm to 7:30pm)

May 8: Virginia International Raceway
0830 – 1600 (8:30am to 4:00pm)

May 9: BeaveRun
0900 – 1700 (9:00am to 5:00pm)

May 10: Tire Rack Testing Center
0900 – 1200 (9:00am to 12:00pm)


John McCain Talks Healthcare Tomorrow On Ustream

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With the political atmosphere intensifying in the US and Democratic candidates (and Ustreamers!) battle it out, Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has chosen tomorrow as a perfect time to discuss healthcare in America. And he’s doing it on Ustream 😛

Sen. John McCain will be holding a town hall meeting at the Lehigh Valley Hospital and tour the facility. He will talk about how hospitals, like the Lehigh Valley Hospital are using medical technology to reduce costs and improve the quality of service. This should be a interesting townhall for a variety of people in the Ustream.TV community.

You can join the discussion and watch the stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mccain-townhall

For more information on this event please visit:
http://www.johnmccain.com/healthcare/

Who are you supporting and why? Post your candidate and reasons as a comment! Let’s get a good discussion going..

Regardless of your political ideology, remember, it’s our civic duty to vote.


PlayCafe Doesn’t Think You Can Beat Jeopardy Legend Ken Jennings… (Psh…its not like he knows trivia or anything…wait…)

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PlayCafe is ruining my life. They are on for so many hours a week… they’re destroying any productivity I used to have.

Damn you!

If I’d somehow managed to pull away from their entertaining grasp I’m completely screwed now – They’ve incentivized my obsession by bringing in Ken Jennings as a guest host slash player! Ken Jennings! The same man who won 74 games in a row on Jeopardy!

So as a player he’ll be competing against everyone. Now, listen closely, I’m putting my faith in you guys – you must beat him for me. This is your mission. Spread the word and lets discuss in the comments what trivia questions we think will come up (or tweet us @ustreamtv)

Ken Jennings is going down!

What is PlayCafe?
PlayCafe.com is the first internet TV network for game shows. The site streams live, online games with hosts that let anyone play, chat with hosts and other players, form teams, call the studio, contribute questions, and win a variety of prizes, including gift cards, Nintendo Wiis and up to $1,000 in cash. PlayCafe is funded by A-list investors including First Round Capital and founded by alumni of PayPal and Google. For more information, please visit us at www.playcafe.com.


If you couldn’t make this years Web 2.0 EXPO – Blogtropolus’ has your back. LIVE NOW!

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Web 2.0 – bubble? Maybe? Lets not get into that. Instead go head over to the Blogtropolus stream of the Web 2.0 Expo.For the duration of this conference they will be conducting interviews of “Tech’s most Influential”. Yes, they are the ones doing the interview… but don’t forget about the chat. They can see it – so post your questions and maybe you will become the interviewer *wink wink*.

For a full line up heres the schedule straight from blogtropol.us

Scheduled Live Programming (all times PDT):

Wednesday
– 10am – 1015am
– 1230pm – 100pm
– 530pm – 600pm

Thursday
– 10am – 1015am
– 1230pm – 100pm
– 530pm – 630pm

Friday
– 10am – 1015am
– 200pm – 230pm


Webware 100: Oops, we did it again

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Webware 100: they say its sweetest the first time you win one. And it was.

But it’s extra gratifying this time around for a wholly different reason, when we were awarded for the the 2008 edition of the prestigious award, making it two years in a row. In fact, it was so gratifying, we made a graphic banner to celebrate!

The first reason being, we did not make a deliberate push to our Ustreamers to vote. That means you all, our beloved Ustreamers, voted for us out of your own free will and discovery! In fact, if you voted for us, don’t forget to leave a comment saying so, so that this appreciation is not without a few names. Or at least an online moniker to shower with intentional appreciation.

The second reason being, this year we made Rafe Needleman’s “Top 10” list of Webware Award winners. Adding another layer of editorial selectivity to an already selective group of award winner? Well, you can see why it’s like winning Webware 100 for the first time, all over again.

And for those that have no idea what Webware 100 is, here is the one sentence description from Webware themselves: The 100 top Web apps, 10 each in 10 categories, according to Webware users and the fans of the products that were finalists in the awards.

Or just head on over here to see all top 100 web apps, including all ten from Google. Yes, you heard correct: The Google literally accounts for 10% of the Webware 100, by my count. No, wait, Picasa makes 11. And some of these companies look ripe for the picking by The Google before Webware 100 comes back around for 2009. Which one, you ask?

Hint: it starts with a Y and ends with an exclamation point. Let the speculation begin!


ROFLCon To Be On Ustream!

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Shoe on head” and the “Rick Roll”  are the main internet meme’s Ustream has witnessed, however there are hundreds more out there. To come up with these ideas its well known that the internet culture walks a fine line between insanity and genius – luckily there’s an entire convention dedicated to discussing, documenting, and celebrating them: Oh yes, thats right, it’s ROFLCon.

“Mix up a bunch of super famous internet memes, some brainy academics, a big audience, dump them in Cambridge, MA and you’ve got ROFLCon.

The conference is slated for April 25th and 26th of 2008.

It’s a group dissection of internet culture. What makes it work, why it works, how it works. We’ll talk about where internet culture has been and where we think it’s going.

Then, there’ll be parties. A music show, with memes performing their work live. And then a big blowout party at the end, with everyone dancing and rocking out.

Needless to say, this might be the most important gathering since the fall of the tower of Babel.” (taken from roflcon.org)

ROFLCon is taking place April 25 – 26. Stop by to see all your favorite internet super stars. If you aren’t laughing one minute in then something is seriously wrong with you.


Ustream Politics Go British- London Mayoral Candidate Brian Paddick Goes Live

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For those who are new to Ustream.TV, you might be surprised that Sen. Barack Obama is a Ustreamer, Sen. John McCain is a Ustreamer, and Sen. Hillary Clinton is a Ustreamer (and Bill!). The next President will be a Ustream guaranteed! We’ve even had Chuck Norris on campaign for Gov. Mike Huckabee, both now Ustreamers.

Well this has not gone unnoticed by our British brethren. This Friday Mayoral Candidate Brian Paddick will do a live Webcast at7:30pm London (2:30pm New York) to convince the British people why they should vote for him. Brian Paddick is a liberal democratic running for Mayor of London who says he “will deliver serious solutions for London in a new type of administration where Londoners, not the politicians, are put first.” I like that.

You can watch the live webcast on his Ustream channel page www.ustream.tv/channel/brian-paddick-for-mayor

Learn more about Brian Paddick on his website, www.brianpaddick.org.


Some Wednesday Fun! Matthew Ebel Returns Today!


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Ustream.TV musical sensation Matthew Ebel returns LIVE today at 2pm EDT/11am PDT for a concert. Matthew has been a personal and Ustream favorite over the last year. Amazing pianist. Amazing singer. Amazing entertainer.

Every Wednesday this month you can check him out at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/matthew-ebel-on-tour

Show some love: Stop by, buy a CD, and learn more about Matthew by visiting www.matthewebel.com


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