Ustream has announced a series of upgrades to their live video streaming service, making it even more interactive with viewers.
Here’s what they’ve added:
The Shout Meter:
Every time you click, you boost both your personal shout volume for the show (how interested you are), as well as the overall roar of the crowd. Both measures of shout volume are dynamic–as soon as you stop clicking, both your personal shout volume and the roar of the crowd start to fade. This lets Ustream measure the second-by-second excitement level of each show, and highlight the most exciting shows by featuring them on the homepage and program guide.
The new Ustream will also let our broadcasters find out how their audience feels with our new Live Polls. At any time during your broadcast, you can go to the Broadcaster Console and set up an Live Poll just by clicking Poll and filling out the form.
Add links to your Facebook or MySpace profiles. You can even add a link to a PayPal “tip jar.”
Want viewers to be able to watch your old clips? Now, with the Past Clips module,viewers can page through your old clips without ever leaving your show page. Better make sure you’ve checked what’s in those archives!
Look for these on next Tuesday’s broadcast of Marketing Pilgrim Live!