This weekend it was fascinating and touching to see all #occupy demonstrations from all over the world being captured with Bambuser. We're honored and proud to have been shown that confidence from protesters all over world.
Equipped with little more than smartphone and access to a 3G or WiFi service, increasing numbers of Bambuser users were broadcasting LIVE to give their cause a digital, global and interactive voice. Altogether, over two thousand live broadcasts from the protests around the globe were viewed by the public.
Hundreds of thousands people also clicked onto the site to watch live broadcasts from a range of locations, including all major European capitals as well as cities in the US and Canada.
For us, these numbers emphasize how Bambuser has become the digital tool of choice to capture and document important moments and situations instantly with a minimum of hardware and at a low or no cost. The uptake of live streaming is spreading incredibly quickly as the public take the opportunity to share developments in their cities in real time.
It's apparent that people across the globe are eager to share what's happening not only on Twitter and Facebook but also through live and interactive broadcasting. As the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words.
A sample of the weekend's broadcasts include:
- A person walking past a burnt car in Rome
- Julian Assange talking to the crowd in London (starts approx 30 minutes into the clip)
- Police surrounding London protestors
- Street protests in Toronto, Berlin and Portugal