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RESTREAM.IO launches “Go Live” multi-stream feature
Tech News, Video Games, Internet

RESTREAM.IO launches “Go Live” multi-stream feature

Restream.io is popular in the sphere of online streamers and gamers looking to push their gaming streams through multiple outlets such as Twitch, Youtube and Mixer. The service supports multiple streaming outlets and has streamed over 20 million broadcasts to date resulting in almost 30 billion minutes watched. Streaming can be a complicated affair with multiple pieces of equipment and overwhelming software features. Restream.io has a new "Go Live" feature allows users to stream to multiple sources using no special equipment or software - just their web browser and webcam. If you’ve ever tried running your own live broadcast from your desktop then you are familiar with the daunting task of setting up an encoder for the first time. Many new live streamers not familiar with broadcast sof...
It’s been 5 years since Cliff-Twang exclaimed: “Nobody Canna Cross It”
Internet, Editorial

It’s been 5 years since Cliff-Twang exclaimed: “Nobody Canna Cross It”

Believe it or not, it's now 5 years to the day that DJ Powa produced and shared a Youtube video that has cemented its place in Jamaica's social media folklore. Titled "Nobody Canna Cross It - Twanging (Refix Video) - DJ Powa"; the video created a social media firestorm that made short-lived stars out of Clifton Brown and DJ Powa. Dozens of radio, TV and newspaper interviews followed for both men as well as endorsement deals; even appearances on reggae/dancehall shows for Clifton. Putting Quirky Interviews to Music The remixing of interviews to music was all the rage back then with Antoine's "Bedroom Intruder" and Sweet Brown "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That" being international standouts but DJ Powa's "Nobody Canna Cross It" brought the phenomenon to Jamaica after a few trials with "Patty...
YouTube launches YouTube Newswire to verify Eyewitness Videos
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YouTube launches YouTube Newswire to verify Eyewitness Videos

“It's almost impossible to turn on the news during a breaking event without seeing raw video uploaded by a YouTube user somewhere across the globe. Today, more than five million hours of news video is watched on YouTube every day, and the role of the eyewitness has never had a more vital place in the newsgathering process”  Google News Lab's Olivia Ma in a Blog post announcing the Google Newswire Google seems to be wasting no time when it comes to monetizing content on YouTube after having gone HTML5 in January 2015 as noted in YouTube Switches to HTML5 with Adaptive Bitrate for Better Streaming. On Thursday June 18th 2015, YouTube launched a service called YouTube Newswire in partnership with Storyful, News Corp owned Social Media Startup that focuses on verifying news that breaks ...
YouTube switches to HTML5 with Adaptive Bitrate for better Streaming
Internet

YouTube switches to HTML5 with Adaptive Bitrate for better Streaming

For those of you who are perennial users of YouTube, especially on your smartphones, some new changes have finally arrived that make people like me very Happy! YouTube, the Second most popular Search portal after Google Search, has decided to ditch Adobe Flash player and use embedded HTML5 code to play videos. Took Google four (4) years to evaluate HTML5! But they finally made the decision to go with the flow and add HTML5 to their trick pony, YouTube. What this simply means is that you no longer have to get Adobe Flash on your Laptop’s Browser. You can play YouTube videos right there in your Browser, be it Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome. For smartphone users, they’ll notice that videos play noticeably smoother at both lower and higher resolutions in their ...
Ron Muschette announces he is going to Mello FM and more via his Youtube Channel
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Ron Muschette announces he is going to Mello FM and more via his Youtube Channel

An emotional Ron Muschette via his Youtube Channel has announced that he will be moving to Mello FM after quitting his job at Irie FM recently. Mr Muschette is most popularly known on Jamaica's radio airwaves as the host of the leading morning program ‘Wake –Up Call which airs 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM Monday to Friday. The Rise of Social Media What I believe is interesting about this story is that he chose social media as the avenue to make the announcement using a excellently produced video via his Youtube Channel. As a IT professional following the rise of technology, ICT and social media in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean over the years I think this marksa powerful shift and interesting precedent. Watch the video embedded above and share your thoughts on the news as well as the way i...
9 Stories from 2013 that show the rising power of Social Media in Jamaica
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9 Stories from 2013 that show the rising power of Social Media in Jamaica

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube and other social media websites are some of the most popular and most visited/used websites by Jamaicans. With more and more Jamaicans getting access to the internet especially via mobile phones, social media sites are a frequent buzz with local happenings. Below are some of the top stories from 2013 that  show the rising power of Social Media in Jamaica. F - Word Mayor  Who can forget Her Worship The Mayor of Kingston Councillor Angela Brown Burke's controversial "What The F..." tweet that started a Twitter storm that spilled over into newspapers, editorials, radio and television shows. She officially claimed that her "F" was misconstrued and was the first letter in a completely different word. Shape like Jamaican Economy  When Jenaae Jackson...
How to download Videos from any website without installing software using Savefrom
Tech Tips, Internet

How to download Videos from any website without installing software using Savefrom

In the process of blogging about everything from smartphones to Autonomous Robots (ants are my heroes!) I need ever so often to download a video. Unfortunately the St. Andrew Parish Library is very primitive….as in poorly updated Browsers and slow Internet! Cho! The fastest computers, again are the Research Machines upstairs. Unless you visit CNET a lot and use their Review Videos, you’ll find downloading videos from YouTube next to impossible at the Library, as you can’t install any software on any of their computers. It’s as bad as sending email, for which using a Portable Email Client is a solution as explained in Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile. The best way I’ve found to download YouTube videos and just about any video from any website I nee...
Angry Reactions to Youtube’s new Google+ Intergrated Commenting System
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Angry Reactions to Youtube’s new Google+ Intergrated Commenting System

The Youtube community of content creators and users alike has been in collective uproar since Google decided to change the commenting system on Youtube and require all users wishing to leave a comment on the video sharing site to have a Google+ account. There are major problems with the new change. users must comment with their Google+account which more often than not is their real name, comments and replies no longer go to your Youtube inbox they now get pushed to Google+ notifications interacting to comments is now a tedious multi-step process, spammers are having a field day plastering spam/virus/malicious links using the new comment system These issues have caused many of the most popular Youtube Channels to disable commenting on their videos and many users have tak...