1. So this explains the platform of synchronous live stream in Korea.

I do not follow or watch any of this Korean platform, Afreeca TV.  However, I got to try this out. Also, I tried American Meerkat web.

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392 VS 13
So this Korean guy is eating. I would say he is trying out the menus from the fast food chain. At the same time he was explaining people about the taste.  Also one thing that I noticed was he even wore a plastic gloves to eat clean and fast. I would say he is a professional food eating broadcaster and there are 392 people watching. So, anyway the platform Afreeca TV got viral in Korean society because it created many millionaires. The millionaires doing nothing but broadcasting their lives. The income of the top3 broadcasters of this platform are actually making similar money compare to Korea’s best comedian. And the mass media is trying and mocking this platform. One of the biggest broadcasting channel in Korea, MBC is now making a program bringing in comedians and at the same time they are opening a chatroom with the audience. On the other hand, when I watched this Meerkat, I was surprised by the number of people watching were only 13 people and the screen is even in vertical. The talk they were talking about was boring and the talk was not even interactive enough with chatroom where as at the Afreeca TV chatroom people would ask him to eat something or explain the taste.

Demands in Interactivity
What makes the number of audience different? I would say it is cultural. Korea has more demands in interactivity where as people in the US might not need as much as Korean. Then why more interactivity? I would say it is because there is more fun in the platform. If the fun factors in the interactivity the audience would re-visit more for that interactivity where as if there is less fun in the interactivity then there will be less re-visits.

Give them fun because they will pay.
The reason why Korean platform is giving  more fun is basically money. The audience in the chatroom can give the cyber money to the broadcaster. The broadcaster then have to make their show funny otherwise people will go for other broadcaster who gives more fun. So the broadcasters need to satisfy the audience in a sense of interactive-ness. The interactiveness are sometimes dancing seductively, answering stupid questions from the chat room, eating the new menu to explain the taste and playing online game, etc.

Fun VS Pleasure

The core demand of interactive-ness is that people want to talk with the other person. Korean platform is a talk with authority. In the power game, the people who pays are the stronger. The people who wants to get paid are weaker. In that sense I would doubt the model of Afreeca TV. The fun aiming for the short money is volatile where as the pleasure in high quality is lasting longer.  Afreeca TV also have people talking about the politics but rarely. Mostly, it is targeting for the short-term craziness.



2. So, I went through these steps and finally the browser is loaded working but chatting function is not.

apt-get update
apt-get install nodejs
apt-get install nodejs-legacy
apt-get install npm

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ssh root@YOUR_IP cd directory_you_just_created npm install socket.io node server.js I followed these steps again and I made a folder liveweb with Cyberduck. After setting up the folder, I put server.js and index.html. It did not work.

So I looked over the html file carefully and found “YOUR IP HERE.” I replaced with and now it is working well.

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