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Streaming what you see as you perform your daily activities. Lifecasting is widely used for sports events of all variety. Over the years, numerous cameras, computers and wireless systems were stitched together to create wearable cameras. Today, cameras are so small, anyone can lifecast, and there are thousands of lifecasters worldwide. Also called "livecasting," "lifelogging," "lifeblogging," "glogging" (cyborg logging), "personal casting" and "mobile blogging" (see moblogging). See live streaming.

The First Lifecaster
In the late 1970s, Steve Mann was the first person to transmit his daily view of the world in real time to the Internet. Later, as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Mann was instrumental in creating the predominant site for "glogger streaming" and developing wearable cameras (for more information, visit See sousveillance and Webcam.

Steve Mann
In 1980 (left), with an Apple II backpack and helmet video camera, Mann used his own radio protocol to access the Internet wherever he could install his wireless base station. Some 20 years later (right), he wore an eyeglass camera connected to a computer embedded in the fabric of his undershirt, both of which he invented. He is operating a remote control with his left hand. (Images courtesy of Steve Mann.)

A Whole Lot Smaller
Point-of-view (POV) cameras have come a long way from the Apple II on Steve Mann's back. This small GoPro camcorder takes HD videos and can be attached to the body via several mounting accessories. (Image courtesy of Woodman Labs, Inc.,

Smaller Yet
In 2013, Memoto introduced a tiny shirt camera (orange square) that stores up to 4,000 pictures over a two-day period on a single battery charge. (Image courtesy of Memoto AB.)
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Mobile communications company Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today at Nokia World, the annual event focussed on mobile solutions, unveiled a partnership with the social networking site Facebook, which will see Nokia's new application, Lifecasting with Ovi, enabling users to publish location and status updates directly to their Facebook account from the home screen of a mobile device.
Nokia also on Wednesday announced a new Lifecasting service -- follower to its similar Lifeblog and LifeVine services -- that will link Nokia phones' location and media data to Facebook, and allow people to update their location and status directly via a Nokia Ovi account.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, lifecasting services such as Twitter, social book-marking services such as Delicious, and digital media sites such as You-Tube are all creating a dense jungle of information that is nearly impossible to sift through.
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They likely would've known about Justin .tv--the company's name until 2014--as was an early lifecasting site started by Justin Kan, Kyle Vogt, and two other cofounders.
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