Justin.tv: The 24/7 Human Video Stream

4 days ago Justin Kan started wearing a head-mounted video camera, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can tune in at justin.tv anytime and see a realtime video stream.

It’s bizarrely fascinating in voyeuristic way. They have a live chat running on the website and it’s interesting to see the immediate feedback and commentary from the audience.

Justin and his 3 man crew have moved down to San Francisco from Seattle to start a live online video broadcasting company and justin.tv is their first project. It will be interesting to see how long he keeps doing it.

I am broadcasting live video of my life 24/7 to the internet. I started Justin.tv because I thought it would awesome for people to see what it was like to be Justin.

Right now he’s hanging out with reddit at the Wired offices (reddit even modified their logo in honor of Justin’s visit).

Justin answers a few questions about the project and why he is doing it.

UPDATE 1: Annalee Newitz has written an article on justin.tv for Wired News: “Real-Time Reality Feeds Justin.tv”

In the article Annalee talks about how Justin and his crew have already been pranked when someone called 911 spoofing the justin.tv cell phone number (they list it on their website) and reported a stabbing at their apartment. TechCrunch has posted the video of the police showing up with their guns drawn.

UPDATE 2: Ha, I just sent Justin text message and watched as he received it and read it live. Now that’s pretty amazing.

UPDATE 3: I ended up hanging out with the Justin.tv crew on March 23rd: “Late Night With Justin.tv, So Meta It Hurts”

UPDATE 4: Laughing Squid is organizing a Drinkup with Justin.tv on Sunday, March 25th at Zeitgeist in San Francisco.

Written by Scott Beale

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