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Lifecasting is uninterrupted streaming of an individual’s daily life, captured via wearable technology. Lifecasting is distinct from frequent webcam postings in that the camera moves with the individual and often streams directly to the Internet, removing the need for uploading. Lifecasters are seen as the polar opposites of privacy enthusiasts in that they willingly post every detail of their lives for the public to see.
Prior to full video streaming via webcam technology and cellular networks, attempts at lifecasting were regulated to wiring up a home network to display each room, or using a wearable computer to store footage. This inspired later reality TV shows like "Big Brother," and whetted the public's appetite for uncut footage. Advances in technology and changes in attitudes toward privacy and what constitutes entertainment have seen lifecasting go from a fringe movement to a popular form of online entertainment with thousands of dedicated lifecasters.