Stickam: This site is based on communities, and besides letting you broadcast, also enables video chat. Here, the top viewed videos are generally from fit, young women in minimal clothing and the amount of tossled hair and garishly printed hoodies says “hipsters welcome.” There’s plenty more to choose from, like the group-chat-focused Paltalk, all-business Veodia and the sociable Operator11.
Users log in with a phone number, Facebook account, or Instagram account. It’s nice to see this sudden burst of new development in the field, as I remember suggesting to my boss back in 1998 that we could be webcasting poetry slams with Real Media at a blazing 56 kbps. Both the user agreement and app stores specify that users must be 13 and older.Natalie Portman could certainly draw a crowd, but unfortunately for horny nerds everywhere, Valleywag’s report she would start lifecasting turned out to be a hoax. It allows for mixing multiple video sources, collaboration between users on a single channel and built in graphics and effects.If you’re actually thinking about starting a live network on the cheap, and not just chatting with friends, this is where you want to be.