Since 2005, Stickam has been a haven for misfit youth, emo bands, and anybody else in want of a live-streaming video weblog channel to share their lives. However at midnight tonight, Stickam will shut down eternally. Although it didn’t give a motive, it mentioned “We’re very unhappy to announce Stickam can be closing down” implying it could have merely run out of steam as opponents like YouTube took the spotlight.
Stickam received its title from permitting customers to “stick” and embed their video streams on different Sites. It grew to 10 million registered customers, 6 million month-to-month uniques, three million streams considered every day, and was as soon as named “High Video Vacation spot for Teenagers” by Nielsen in 2008.
Stickam spawned net celebrities like GayGod, hosted musicians like Andrew W.Okay., and courted its justifiable share of controversy. A risque teen lady going by Kiki Kannibal turned successful on Stickam, solely to retreat after being stalked by her followers.
Within the years since its hey-day, opponents with a extra basic focus overshadowed Stickam. Companies like Ustream, Livestream, Google Hangouts, and YouTube Stay all let individuals stream dwell video to large audiences. Now a few of Stickam’s stars together with GayGod run their movies on YouTube the place they’ll earn a income share.
A fractured viewers and ageing core consumer base might have brought about the demise of Stickam. Although the site technically closes tonight, it’ll stay accessible till February 28th so individuals can obtain their recordings.
Stickam’s workforce concluded, “After seven fantastic years we’re extremely unhappy to should say goodbye. We did every part we may to maintain this dream alive, however sadly you might be studying this message. When Stickam launched in 2005 we have been the very first Site dedicated to dwell streaming, consumer generated video and chat. There was no blueprint, no roadmap to observe. We didn’t know the place you’ll take us. Thanks all. We’ll miss the Stickam community.”