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Justin Kan of Twitch: Inventing and Reinventing Live Streaming

Before live-streaming became commonplace content online, Justin Kan strapped a webcam to his head and live-casted his daily life for about 8 months on end. In 2007, Justin broadcasted his day to day routine on Justin.tv, providing a 24/7 live video feed of himself and his co-founders; just four programmers in an apartment.

At the time, technology wasn’t quite there yet. The convenience of fast internet and one-click-away iPhone functions that we now know and love hadn’t existed. So he did what he did best – he improvised. Stringing together multiple modems from different providers onto one computer, he sent the video by multiplexing it over numerous cell phone connections.

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