July 8th, 2007
Placestreaming, as in the stream of content originating from a specific place. We think this really captures what Brightkite is all about. We enable location based conversations. And location based conversations, in aggregate, are placestreams.
The excitement of the iPhone brought about an activity Techcrunch called Evenstreaming. Arrington coined the term when he talked about how Robert Scoble and several others basically broadcasted themselves sitting in line overnight waiting to buy the iPhone, the most highly anticipated technology release in history. Arrington called Evenstreaming “the seed of a revolution” and “the missing link in Web 2.0â€™s challenge to network television”.
Just before Evenstreaming, people were talking a lot about Lifestreaming. Lifestreaming being the stream of content published by someone about themselves. Twitter, Jaiku, Blogs, Tumblr and these live video tools let people stream themselves.
But we’re really excited about Placestreaming. We’re all about places and we want to let people share what they have to say when they’re in specific locations. If you think about it, events happen in places. Our lives happen in places. The place oftentimes dictates our experience there to a large extent. The place is relevant to how people interact when they’re there.
So Brightkite lets lets you stream from a place, or about a place. You can do this when you’re there or when you’re at home on your computer. When other people are in that place, they can read what people have streamed from that location – this is when it gets fun. People begin to communicate in a new way, and new connections are made that might never have been made before. Social Placestreaming emerges.
Stay tuned for more.
Posted by Martin at 4:56 PM in Brightkite, Placestreaming
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- Bruno Pedro July 15th, 2007 at 10:42 | #1 Reply | Quote That’s a great feature but how are you going to find out where people are without the help of GPS? Are you going to rely solely on what people will tell you, like other services already do? I’m thinking of Plazes, for instance.
- Nathan July 17th, 2007 at 14:07 | #2 Reply | Quote Hi Brightkite team, It would be really cool if you could let me test your service!
- So if you have any invites I would be more than happy to test the beta for you Nathan
- Martin July 17th, 2007 at 14:21 | #3 Reply | Quote Bruno, Brightkite will have several methods of locating the user. One of these will be GPS, and one of them will be “telling us where you are”, etc. We’re aware of Plazes, and think that we have several key differentiating factors (which we will tell you about soon…Stay tuned). Martin
- Martin July 17th, 2007 at 14:22 | #4 Reply | Quote Nathan, just sign up at http://brightkite.com, and we’ll send an invite your way once the time is right. Martin
- Nathan July 17th, 2007 at 17:06 | #5 Reply | Quote Can I have one a little earlier?
- Nathan July 23rd, 2007 at 17:37 | #6 Reply | Quote Hey Brightkite Team, Can I have a 225×79 version of you logo?
- I need it for a site I’m making
- can you email it to me? -Nathan
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