Living Life Online with Live Streaming
—Bertus van Aswegen
Have you ever thought about sharing your life with the world, and maybe making a little money along the way? Take a look into live streaming, one of the Internet's fastest-growing phenomena. With live streaming, anyone can become an online celebrity—all you need is a camera, Internet access, and something to show an audience.
On sites like YouNow, Periscope, and Twitch, streamers log in and connect with fans from all over the world. These fans are able to interact with streamers through chat windows, passing along comments, requests, or questions and receiving responses live.
There is something for everyone in live streaming, from fashion tips to live music to online gaming. While there are many streamers, a number of people have been able to achieve celebrity status in streaming circles. But you don't have to be especially skilled at something to become a great streamer. Some streamers do little more than set up a camera and act as they normally would in day-to-day life, but their everyday activities or the things they say may draw interest. In particular, an attractive sense of humor goes a long way with audiences and can quickly elevate an average streamer to social media stardom.