Spreecast is a new social platform that allows you to ‘broadcast together’.
Launched as a public beta in November 2011, Spreecast enables people, using only a browser and a webcam, to produce highly interactive face-to-face video broadcasts that thousands of others can participate in live. Spreecasts are simultaneously recorded and immediately available for playback and sharing. You can also embed them on your web site or blog.
I was hired on by the company’s founder Jeff Fluhr. Jeff founded StubHub.com several years ago. StubHub was later sold to eBay and now Jeff focuses his talents and investments on several start-ups, one of his biggest is Spreecast.
I host the Spreecast channel ‘Tech & Biz’. In Tech & Biz, I get the chance to interview some of the biggest and brightest Tech and Biz CEOs on the web today. Please check out some of the latest Tech & Biz Spreecasts above in the scrolling bar.
In a Spreecast, up to four people at a time can get face-to-face on screen, while many others can watch, chat, tweet, comment and participate by submitting questions to those on screen. Producers have robust tools to control who and what appears on screen.
Once the Spreecast is completed, it is automatically archived to be viewed over and over again.
I truly believe Spreecast will become hugely successful. As more and more elements of television news hit the web (television in general, for that matter), platforms like Spreecast will only allow users to interact in ways they were never able to and customize their experience just the way they want it.
If you have an idea for someone to interview for Tech & Biz, please drop me a line and I’ll reach out to them!