Are you a Facebook developer but can’t make it out to tomorrow’s sold-out f8 developers conference in person? Never fear — the social networking site is teaming up with Livestream to allow viewers to watch and even participate in the conference from afar. Beginning Wednesday, April 21 with Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, Facebook will launch f8 Live, which will stream all sessions from the conference live on the Interwebz, along with a number of interactive features that are designed to let those who can’t attend feel like they are a part of the action.
Facebook will have multiple channels available to online viewers, enabling them to watch the keynote and other sessions, as well as “behind the scenes” live interviews with Facebook executives, f8 launch partners, notable developers and other attendees through the Inside f8 Channel. That channel will be moderated by Randi Zuckerberg, and will allow remote viewers to ask questions and interact with the featured attendees.
In addition to streaming video from the event, f8 Live will have employees live blogging the event, and will allow viewers to watch video of one session live while following the blogging or discussion around a different session. Since Facebook developers are global, chat and discussions will support eight different languages. Finally, f8 Live will have a scrolling ticker to alert viewers when new sessions or interviews are about to begin.
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