The Conversation: On the Battle of Seattle’s 20th anniversary, let’s remember the Aussie coders who created live sharing

The Conversation: On the Battle of Seattle’s 20th anniversary, let’s remember the Aussie coders who created live sharing. “Today, online publishing allows multiple people to post text and multimedia content simultaneously to websites in real time, and have others comment on posts. But this format, used on sites like Facebook and Twitter, was first conceptualised, coded and adopted by a handful of Sydney-based activists back in the 1990s. These individuals were pioneers in kickstarting the digital disruption of mainstream media, and their actions enabled the world to openly and easily share content online.”

New York Times: The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.

New York Times: The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.. “Every three decades, or roughly once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. The transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s. The rise of broadcast television in the 1950s. The raucous ‘I Want My MTV’ cable boom of the 1980s. It is happening again. The long-promised streaming revolution — the next great leap in how the world gets its entertainment — is finally here.”

Ubergizmo: A Boxing Fight Was Illegally Streamed Through The Reflection Off A Guy’s Glasses

Ubergizmo: A Boxing Fight Was Illegally Streamed Through The Reflection Off A Guy’s Glasses. “There are some sporting events that are held behind a paywall where viewers will need to purchase a pass in order to watch it. There are some ways to get around this, such as going to a bar where the event might be streamed, or alternatively, there is always pirate streams that you could look for.”

The Verge: YouTube enters the live-streaming fight (again)

The Verge: YouTube enters the live-streaming fight (again). “Juiced by the impending arrival of Google Stadia, the company’s first foray into cloud gaming, YouTube’s been on a hunt for talent it can use to draw new viewers to its platform. It’s especially wild when you consider that YouTube — the most popular video platform on the planet — already has stars with millions of followers. That, combined with the fact that the platform also has the most effective video distribution network on the internet, means that YouTube could reshape live-streaming in its image. That is, if it learned its lessons from the last go-round.”

CNET: Watch a ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid fly by Earth live on Friday

CNET: Watch a ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid fly by Earth live on Friday. “Asteroids are zipping past Earth all the time, but we’ve got a special one coming up. Asteroid 1998 HL1 will be visible to some amateur telescopes, but you can look to the Virtual Telescope Project to bring it right to your eyeballs with a livestream on Friday starting at 10 a.m. PT.”

Engadget: Twitch ‘Watch Parties’ let streamers watch Prime Video with viewers

Engadget: Twitch ‘Watch Parties’ let streamers watch Prime Video with viewers . “Twitch has started testing a new feature that allows streamers to watch Prime Video with their viewers — as long as they’re also subscribers. Travis Shreffler, a content creator and author, has tweeted an email he received from Prime Video, inviting him to test a new feature called Watch Parties.”