Felix Baumgartner's Crazy Space Parachute Jump Is Live Web Video's Biggest Event Ever
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner is currently headed to the outer edge of the Earths atmosphere in a space capsule powered by a ballon. When he gets to 120,000 feet hell jump out and attempt to parachute back to the planet, and set a new worlds record.
Meantime I believe that Baumgartner, his sponsor Red Bull and YouTube have already set a record: By YouTubes count there are more than 2 million live streams of the event going out around the world. The previous record: Around 500,000 concurrent streams, which Google served up during the Olympics this summer.
There are a couple reasons this thing so big on the Web: For starters, you cant see it live anywhere else. (Correction: My mistake: In the U.S., the Discovery channel is carrying the same stream live. Not sure about other countries.)... [via AllThingsD]
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