Monday, 26 May 2008

Sending chat messages

Some of you using Mac OS X in combination with Firefox 3.0 Release Candidate 1 might have had problems submitting messages to the chat rooms. We are investigating why this combination of browser and OS does not respond to the enter key in our chat application. Firefox 3 RC1 on Windows is not affected, nor is any other browsers we have tried.

If you are affected by this, try using your mouse and click the newly added "send" button on the righthand side of the comment line instead.

More info in this Jaiku thread.

Saturday, 24 May 2008


Tom woke up early this saturday-morning, the result became that we now log how many viewers each video have. The system works as follows

The figures are calculated every 15 minutes.

Multiple hits from the same user (f.e. when going from the frontpage to the chat) counts as a single view.

Stats are calculated roughtly from late April 2008 onwards. Which is why you might appear to have close to no views on older videos. Older log data might be added down the road.

Still to come is realtime update of the viewer count when you are live.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

New Design on

We would like to welcome you all to our new home. Today we rolled out the re-designed site. Besides a lot of work on user interface and design there is also some new features.

- Friends Activity, lets you easily see what your friends been up to lately.

- Choose your own background to get a more personalized experience.

- See featured users on in our featured user bar.

A big hand for Mathias and Tom who have made a great job, but an extra ordinary thanks to all of you for your support and your feedback (which we loved to hear more of).

Sunday, 18 May 2008 update on Wednesday

We are excited to let you know that will roll out some new stuff on the Bambuser site this Wednesday.

For this to go as smooth as possible will take the site offline for a little while. The preliminary mainenance window is May 21 at 12:00-13:00 CET.

Update: time changed to 14:00-16:00 CET.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Bo Hedin editor in chief for one of swedens largest newspaper "Svenska Dagbladet" have this to say about Bambuser.

Ugly-TV and Fine-TV

Yesterday broadcasted real-time Internet television - only using a mobile phone. By a (relatively) ordinary mobile phone (Nokia N95) we described the dramatic scenery when Svea Hovrätt (the swedish court) delivered the judges in the so-called "Kungsholmenfallet". See the TV broadcast post here.

No, the quality is not the best. It jumps and stutters a lot. But the real, documentary value of this type of Internet television is great, we feel. It opens up entirely new possibilities for us - who do not own a traditional television channel - to show real-time video news tips, it is extremely fast, it's cheap and easy.

The system we use is called Bambuser, and is a newly developed technology that gives anyone - yes, anyone! -- Opportunity to make their own television broadcast. Learn what's Development Group writes about Bambuser in their own developing blog and on yesterday's live coverage.

It is "ugly-TV" at its best.'s developing editor Ola Henriksson puts down the microphone and mobile in his pocket and bicycles to the court of appeal on Riddarholmen. He passes through SVT's and TV4's large broadcasting buses and follow the reporter Erik Sidenbladh when Erik tearing the attention of the judges and throws himself over the lawyers to get feedback.

Link to original full version blogpost (in Swedish)