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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Howcast.com Streams Alliance of Youth Movements Summit

alliance of youth movements Waiting for the world to change? So are Millions of viewers expected to visit howcast.com for a live stream of the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit.Access 360 Media, Facebook,Youtube,Google, MTV, Columbia Law School and the U.S. Department of State are also sponsoring the inaugural event  at Columbia University Dec.4-5

Guest speakers include Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Moskovitz, the co-founder of Facebook, James K. Glassman, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State,Oscar Morales, Founder of One Million Voices Against the FARC, Roman Tsunder, Founder and President of Access 360 Media

They will discuss strategies, resources, contacts and most importantly support, for the continual global fight against violence and oppression. The Summit combines 17 of the largest global youth movements. Online viewers will have the chance to share their thoughts via video wiki guides and community forums. Howcast has a "Facebook Connect" to login with their Facebook user ID to interact. This isn't the first time Facebook has played a major role at a political forum. You may recall when they co-sponsored two presidential debates with ABC.

With online video consumption exploding in the younger demographic markets,  I expect many similar forums in the near future.

A recent survey by the cable association CTAM, found that cable subscribers were watching twice as much online video (5.9hrs/week) as Video On Demand from cable set-top boxes on a weekly basis (2.9hrs).

One of the leading video management and publishing companies,thePlatform, has 26 million broadband subscribers, and its customers had a combined total of more than 355 million video views in September 2008------Important stats to consider for the future of online advertising and broadcasting.

By Matt O'Hern at 03:33 PM | Comments (0)

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