It’s no secret that the last few years have brought major changes to the media and publishing industries. What was once read in newspapers or seen on television is now being consumed on the Internet through You Tube, Facebook and Twitter—and on our mobile devices.
Now, not only can we access news 24/7 from any location—we can also share it and be the actual broadcaster. At Flixwagon, we are revolutionizing the way people share their news and personal experiences by enabling live, high-quality video streaming via smartphones.
News of the devastating earthquake in the Pacific spread quickly as citizens of Japan and the rest of the world utilized social media to send and receive updates in real time. Many of those who woke up to this news did so by viewing it on their smartphones, including blogger Ryan Kim, who captured his experience after finding out about the events. He wrote:
“I flipped back through my Twitter stream and Facebook feed and saw the first reactions from friends sharing through smartphones. Other users are capturing riveting firsthand video of the initial moments, the stuff you now see leading on CNN. “
Video greatly impacts the way we consume news, not only by giving us a glimpse of reality, but by making it a more personal experience. Also, today’s broadcasting technology gives anyone the power to create and broadcast content, making the news we receive more raw and instantaneous.
Flixwagon is excited to be at the intersection of social interaction and live mobile video, and we look forward to launching a series of apps to empower users around the world to broadcast their world.