Online videos have become part of our everyday culture. Within the past two weeks, the latest viral video, which features a 5 year old Japanese boy, playing the ukulele while attempting to sing Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”, has had more than 9 million views. While we will never get tired of watching videos like that, watching live events on our computer’s is becoming increasingly popular.
Over 10 million people tuned in to watch U2’s live YouTube concert in October, the first ever concert to be broadcast live on video site. President Obama’s inauguration in January was one of the largest live online viewing events in history. According to NewTeeVee, 69.8 million people watched the President’s inauguration streamed live online, while only 37.8 million watched on television. (more…)