Streaming Website Stickam Closes Down

February 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Since its inception in 2005, Stickam has been an online hangout place for the misfits, emos, and anyone else who love doing live-streaming video blogs. But as they say, some good things never last.

On midnight of February 1 (US west coast time), Stickam closes down for good. The people behind the site did not say the reason, but Stickam may have lost in the growing competition against YouTube, Google+ Hangouts, and other live-streaming websites; as well as a fractured audience and aging core user base.

“After seven wonderful years we are incredibly sad to have to say goodbye,” Stickam posted on its website. “We did everything we could to keep this dream alive, but unfortunately you are reading this message. When Stickam launched in 2005 we were the very first website devoted to live streaming, user generated video and chat. There was no blueprint, no roadmap to follow. We didn’t know where you would take us. Thank you all. We will miss the Stickam community.”

At its peak, Stickam had 10 million registered users, 6 million monthly unique visitors, 3 million streams viewed daily, and even received the “Top Video Destination for Teens” title from Nielsen in 2008. The site also has its share of web celebrities like GayGod, who has since uploaded his videos on YouTube where erstwhile Stickam vloggers can earn a revenue.

Although Stickam will be technically closed, the site will remain accessible until February 28th so users can download their recordings.

Source: TechCrunch


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