I’d imagine that most of you have already by now heard of Justin.tv but for the 3 of you that haven’t (wait, that’s my total readership at this point) then you should go check it out. He calls it Lifecasting, although I think of it as Extreme Lifestreaming. Basically this guy mounted a camera on his had and streams his life over the web 24/7. This includes sleeping and limited censoring of his bodily functions.
The site has gotten quite a lot of buzz and Justin was even featured on NPR. His plan is to make a Web TV channel that has hundreds of different people walking around broadcasting their lives the same way he does. Sounds pretty ambitious but I imagine there are plenty of people that would line up for this. So it isn’t very surprising to hear a celebrity state they want to do just that.
Natalie Portman has decided that she wants to be the first celebrity to jump on the Lifecasting bandwagon. She has apparently been seen in Silicon Valley searching for funding so that she can move forward with this. She’s smart to capitilize on Justin’s experiment and I think could take it to a whole new level with some backing behind her. It will be interesting to see if this goes anywhere.
So now I’m curious as to who will be the first celebrity to create a Lifestream. My guess is that if one of the services out there is able to attract a few celebrities to create Lifestreams they would definitely get the buzz they deserve. So Lynn, Kelly, Peterri, and Olivier may you all attract some stars to get Lifestreaming the attention it deserves.