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Inside Livestream. Location: Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 - 02:49

An app from Brooklyn-based Livestream has become a real-time video tool for people on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri. Lily Jamali offers a behind-the-scenes look.

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Seems like this from Ferguson Missouri kept kept millions of Americans glued to their computer screen. In the days since an unarmed black teen named Michael Brown was fatally shocked by a white police officer on August 9 at this time. There high. Many viewers are watching these scenes play out wild may happen through the application lined street. In terms of the views that the united gets bigger and bigger than -- that's Max hoped co-founder and CEO of life's dream which is based in Brooklyn. And employs a 150 people globally. There working on everything from engineering is designed to support for customers who need tax help in the field. Using live stream of people in Ferguson are documenting events as they unfold by holding up their phones and pressing a button. And things have gone viral on sites like Twitter and FaceBook. Well I think we started that about a million -- ninth and we nominee and -- two million views and night. All of the streams from Ferguson. Some of the most watched feeds from Ferguson have come from members of local startup radio station K eight RG. Which joined light streamed to broadcast concerts but when the fury erupted. They've transformed themselves into the the main local reporters. On the ground. This device is called the broadcaster. -- developed by -- strain. It costs 499. Dollars and allows you to plug into any HDMI camera and immediately start eating here it might seem account. The device uses Wi-Fi and four G to transmit and allows users to zoom and capture better quality images -- a Smartphone. Although life streaming cancer free and don't carry ads -- subscribers do you pay her life's been equipment. Or perks like the ability to stream to several platforms not just like stream dot com -- his revenues stands at thirty million dollars this year. The forty million viewers each month the company has become a -- to firm major conferences sporting events and concerts. In Fergus and well known media outlets are using feeds like this to tell their story providing that context that widescreen. Being a tech company not a media outlet leaves out. Professor do you think two of Columbia university's graduate school of journalism says mainstream media producers. Steve -- stream as an important tool you can't. Have reporters everywhere in the world that there is no news organization that have a reporter and every single moment all the time. But what they can do is is really start to think about. Training are hiring staff that it. Work in a less structured environment. And -- just one storytelling tool he says there's no doubt live stream is contributing to the narrative.

Inside Livestream. Location: Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 - 02:49

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