Screaming Data Means Streaming Data

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I love the violin music in HP’s latest moonshot server commercial.

Besides that fact, I also like the way the video makes reference to today’s Internet and includes stats about the voluminous amount of Internet data that’s being shared, such as:

  • …43,000 searches a second”;
  • …16 million tweets an hour”;
  • …900 million dollars in online transactions”; and
  •  “…doubling in size every 36 months.”

Without doubt, if the Internet could talk, it would be screaming.  Data sharing over the Internet is happening with terrific force today, and one way that data is being shared if via online stream.

Are you familiar with the concept of streaming media?  If so, are you an active participant in the process?  For example, how often do you access your favorite music via online music streaming sites such as Pandora.com?

What about videos?  Do you enjoy posting or watching videos on Youtube.com or other video streaming sites?  Have you ever used a streaming player like Roku or streaming device like Chromecast to stream your favorite TV episodes?  Last, but, certainly not least, have you benefitted by learning something new after viewing a streamed educational video on a site such as Academic Earth?

If you haven’t joined the streaming media user trend, chances are that you will soon.  According to a 2012 US Digital Future in Focus report by comScore, 105.1 million Americans now watch videos online daily.

If you’re a streaming media newbie, here’s a list to help introduce you to some of the most popular streaming media sites in existence today:

If you’re an experienced streaming media user, I’d love to hear about your favorite streaming media sites and content.

I’ll admit that a favorite streamed media content example of mine is this YouTube clip posted by a friend that shows a surprise tango performance delivered by twin sister and brother-in-law at my wedding reception back in 2010.

Come on…what about you?

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