Website / Ustream
aka: U Stream

Ustream is a streaming video site (not to be confused with YouTube, though you can link to Youtube videos on there in your live broadcasts). It is best known for the animal cams, including the PuppyCam, and for being the official online outlet of CBS News, though it's becoming increasingly popular with musicians to broadcast live performances, studio practices, or video blogs.

This website provides examples of:

  • Attention Whore: It's a streaming video site. Of course it's going to have these. Possibly more than YouTube does.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Any cute animal you can think of will likely have a cam on Ustream, inspired by the now-finished Puppy Cam.
  • Epic Rocking: Often features live practices, club shows, and the occasional music festival like the Japanese rock festival Jack In The Box. Anyone watching at a certain time got to see Dead End, 44 magnum, Loudness, Vamps, and more.
  • Hot Pursuit: One of the main traffic drivers aside from music and cute animals are the high speed chases.
  • Tornadoes: Another one of the main reasons people tune in aside from puppies, music, and high speed chases - tornado coverage, often from storm chasers themselves as well as from the local news stations etcetera.