I-Views: a community-oriented system for sharing streaming video on the Internet
Pengkai Pan, Glorianna Davenport

Computer Networks: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking, vol. 33, issues 1-6, pg. 567 - 581.
June 2000.


Streaming media is pervasive on the Internet now and is continuing to grow rapidly. Most streaming media systems have adopted the model of broadcast. Unfortunately, the nature of the broadcast-like one-to-many communication model is not able to foster interaction and collaboration among people. In this paper we discuss a community-oriented communication model for sharing streaming video and introduce a prototype, I-Views. This is a system that permits individuals to use published, communally-owned media clips in order to author narratives by assembling clips, and to build communities of similar interests based on comparison of these narratives. By offering shared authorship, tools and virtual environments, I-Views demonstrates some potential directions for 'sharable video.'

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