by Jeffrey L. Wilson on April 29, 2008
The Web offers pontificators, armchair analysts, and unabashed attention whores more methods than ever to make their voices heard and faces seen. But blogs and podcasts are so 15 minutes ago. Now you can create your own online show. Your creation won’t have the production values of a big studio’s, but you won’t have to contend with fresh-out-of-film-school directors ruining your vision. All you need is a webcam and a dream—and a Web site called Stickam.
Stickam is a social networking site that specializes in streaming live video content. There’s no limit to the number of viewers who can tune into your live feed (you can have as many viewers as your notebook’s resources will allow), and you can even schedule broadcasts. For this exercise we used an Apple MacBook Pro and its built-in iSight webcam, but any notebook and webcam combination should do. Here’s how to get started broadcasting your own online show.