Posted tagged ‘live streaming’

Controlling Information Getting Tougher by the Day

August 29, 2008

Qik is becoming a living nightmare for anyone with that nasty habit of controlling what the public sees. The latest example is a series of videos that show Chinese police rounding up American and Canadian protesters calling for a free Tibet and either throwing them in jail or deporting them. Because Qik allows live streaming from a cell phone, even if the Chinese authorities tried to confiscate the footage it would have been too late. Once something is captured on video, it’s online in real time.

Instant videos shared with the world opens up an infinite numbers of both opportunities and challenges. While live video can be used to can immediately share events and experiences, governments, companies and even individuals are losing control over what is seen and what is not.