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Live Video’s Compelling Content Problem

As more and more media companies begin to offer live video products, Medium‘s Matt Hackett delves into the issue of users creating watchable and compelling content.

“The human animal is ill-prepared for the droning feast of now-ness that live streaming delivers. Live products must do more to contextualize and direct what we are seeing and what creators are making,” he writes. “Using the current wave of live video products is like trying to make a thirty minute pop song using only a recorder: horribly tedious for creator and consumer alike. The hook is superficially appealing, but the length, repetition, lulls, lack of context, and general paucity of the tools mean even the best creators and media companies won’t stand a chance of making marginally watchable content.”

Read the full story here.