Can you think of plenty of public sector applications for streaming live video across the Web? Especially when it is this easy? Ustream.tv has been busy doing great work connecting military families. Post I.T. blog has the lowdown on another way to use Ustream:
It's also been used as a way for companies to calm down angry customers. An example of that happened Wednesday night, [co-founder] John [Ham] told me. When Digg, the site that rates articles based on their popularity, made changes to the way content is ranked, angry Diggers took to Ustream to express their disappointment. Once [Digg] founders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson heard about the rebellion, they tuned into the live broadcast and started a conversation with their users. Kevin and Jay explained the reasons behind the Web site changes, averting a strike by some of its most devoted users.
And one more Ustream show on the way: David McCullough live teaching some history on Feb. 13. Also: Here is Post I.T. on Seesmic, another video network, called the "Twitter" of social media. And here is PC World Canada on OoVoo, an inexpensive video conferencing tool that for now is free.