“Qik enables you to share moments of your life with your friends, family and the world – directly from your cell phone! Keep the world in the know, share a laugh, tell engaging stories. Just point your cell phone and stream video live to your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, etc OR use your cell phone like a camcorder and stream hours and hours of video without worrying about storage on your cell phone.”
The service, currently available only with Nokia N- and E-Series phones, is yet another example of new-media creeping into old-media territory. Blogs challenge traditional print media in that anyone can post anything whenever they want, making real-time news and updates possible. Qik is a direct competitor to television in that anyone can stream live video to the web in real time, giving just about anyone with the right cell phone the power to “report” on something as its happening.
Currently, the site is in alpha and it’s invitation-only. Learn more at Qik.