Facebook debuts live video for celebs

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Facebook announced Wednesday it was launching live streaming video to allow actors, musicians and other celebrities a new way to connect with their fans.

“Starting today, public figures can share live video from Facebook Mentions, the app that makes it easy for athletes, musicians, politicians and other influencers to talk with their fans and each other,” Facebook product manager Vadim Lavrusik said in a blog post.

“You can comment on, like or share the video while watching a live broadcast. You can also see when your friends or other public figures start watching.”

Lavrusik called the new feature “an immersive and authentic way to connect with the public figures you care about, in real-time,” and noted that the videos would be available for viewing later for fans who miss them live.

Among those already using the feature are actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, tennis star Serena Williams, country music star Luke Bryan, Brazilian footballer Ricardo Kaka, actress Ashley Tisdale, NBC journalist Lester Holt, style maven Martha Stewart and singer Michael Buble, according to Facebook.

Facebook is launching the service amid competition in live streaming from Twitter’s Periscope and the independent Meerkat app, both of which launched this year.

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  1. Avatar G Nshariff December 5th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Govt has neglected health for decades. Let the Kenyan public know that their leader do not care about them. Lets hold our leaders accountable.

  2. Avatar martin December 5th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Tumesoma na tumesota!!!!!!!!! Well Kenyans trust the likes of UK, RAO and the rest to fix our issues, they went to school majuu, wen they are sick they go to private hospitals and some go to be treated in Germany and all over, even when they need lawyers they look for queen’s counsels!!!!!! (yet they are two top contenders for ruling Kenya come 2012) Kenyans lets open up our eyes!!!!

  3. Avatar Bmutai December 6th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Who is responsible for the deaths? I believe it is a dereliction of duty by the doctors if patients are dying while they fight for money! The professional code of conduct stipulates that they should value life more than anything.
    In saying this, I am noting being insensitive to their plight, but preservation of life comes above all.
    Shame on the government and hospital management for not putting in place measures to avert deaths and even the strike.

  4. Avatar shikunyi December 6th, 2011 at 5:59 am

    when Nyong’o suggested a collective scheme that could enable NHIF raise funds to upgrade the systems and also make the it sustainable, most of the politicians and some of the bloggers here politicized the issue. The same finance ministry, health ministry officials and directors of these public hospitals have now shot themselves. can they come up with ways of how the Govt can raise funds to improve on facilities and also pay doctors well when they cannot make the hosp sustainable.


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