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Posted By Darren Rowse 13th of November 2007 Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

On the off chance that anyone is online right now – if you want to drop by and have a little webcam fun with a few of us Mark from 45n5 is streaming himself here.

I’m also playing with it for a little bit this afternoon here. Drop by and say g’day!


This will only go for an hour or so – but if it works out we’ll do it again sometime.

PS: also – David P is here

Update: this session is over. For those who missed it – we had about 70 people drop by over the hour that we did it with a maximum of 30 or so online at the same time. It lagged a little at times and at first I didn’t properly enable people to chat (sorry to those who were on early) but was a lot of fun.

I basically took questions for the hour – lots of good ones.

I’d like to do it again. This one was on a whim (thanks to Mark at 45n5) but next time I think that the way we’ll do it is promote the time ahead of time and pick a topic to explore (to try to focus the chat). I think an hour is probably long enough too.

So when will we do it again? I’m away next week but the following week we’ll try to schedule it in. Stay tuned for the time/date. Thanks to everyone for coming over – it was fun.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Cool, i don’t have a webcam though. I am interested in how it goes though.

  2. I wish I could join in, but it’s not working for me.. Not seeing anything.

  3. This is so cool.

  4. that was cool, i wonder do you need to pay for setting that up, i would love to do the same on my little blog just to keep update on my friends on my furry kids.

    thanks for sharing

  5. It’s a bit laggy, but this is a great concept. Real time interaction.

  6. Hey darren i like that app, its amazing how it streams and you can chat at the same time few years ago I used paltalk where everything was free and now is full of ads. I loved it because I could connect with every1 I wanted.

    You should open your own room as well. Its good way to communicate with your visitors “live”

  7. It’s quite the party in here!

    Rah Rah! Give us a prize! ;p


  8. Good job Darren!

    This was very cool. You managed to answer almost all questions as well! Very cool!

    I run a blog about media streaming and I talk about uStream, etc alot. The best medium I’ve found for using something other than your own server setup is Justin.TV

    If you need any help lemme know!

  9. Why is it every time something cool goes on I can’t get a decent connection for the video to work? You all have fun.

  10. That was an awesome session Darren. Thanks!

  11. Tiago says: 11/13/2007 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for the fun Q&A session Darren, do it again soon! :)

  12. thanks all – that was fun. We’ll do it again in a couple of weeks.

  13. I really had fun Darren, thanks!

  14. I hope to do it again tomorrow. It was great fun. Great conversation and advice from Darren and Mark as well.

  15. Darren,

    You better watch out with that MO you are starting to look like a Hells Angels member!

  16. Darren – That was SWEET!!!! Thanks for the invite. I’ll be looking for my free T-shirt and the comment! You’re readers will be watching to see if ya follow through with your promise!

  17. Seriously, thanks for checkin’ out our blog and offering great conversation

  18. That’s a very good, unique idea… now your readers can “meet” you “face to face”. :)

    I don’t have a web cam either, but I would have loved to join in and check it out. (I also missed it)

    I’m looking forward to the one next week. :)

    Well Done Darren!!

  19. That’s a pretty cool idea, I’ve actually thought about using uStream for my blog. I came up with a neat idea of embedding the channel into the sidebar of my blog and then when I was online, I could answer questions about anything related to technology.

    I guess then I would actually have to think a little bit more about how I look when I get on the computer though… so, maybe I’ll try it in a few months.

  20. Darren,

    Thanks for the chat last night (USA) it was awesome you answered a lot of questions and it was quite amazing you gave us all feeling that we are not just your visitors but friends as well.

  21. This is a very interesting technology. Thanks for sharing.

    I don’t even like IM so forgive me if I don’t take part in future Video Chat. I am also concerned that I may forget to switch off the camera!

  22. look forward to doing it again ;-)

    promoted and for an hour could turn into something very exciting….

  23. You’re going to be like Chris Pirillo now, huh? lol

  24. I was diggin my pink text. Darren, have you decided about the tshirts yet? I think that group of thirty deserve a little something he he.

  25. thanks for sharing

  26. Congrats on the chat show. Might look better if you use Mogulus live streaming instead of UStream. Check out Mogulus.com, set up your own station, and take it for a testdrive.

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