Shirtless Bieber too much for major live streaming sites

According to the story, the young pop-superstar decided that he would snub the Grammy Awards, which had apparently snubbed him with a total of zero nominations, and hold a live stream event at the same time.

But not all went to plan.

In fact, one could say it was a lack of planning that caused a series of issues at both Livestream and Ustream that left an estimated thousands of fans out in the dark - with only shirtless screencaps from the moments he was able to stream.

Apparently the trouble began on Livestream, where the servers were over capacity within minutes of the stream beginning. Bieber than moved over to competing service Ustream, where he quickly had similar issues. He then gave up on the live stream, shared a new song on SoundCloud, and called it a night.

Fingers are likely to be pointed quickly at Livestream and Ustream for their parts in this debacle, but it's our opinion that those fingers would be wrongly pointed. Although we haven't reached out to the streaming vendors for comment, it's likely that they'd both say that had they been given time to prepare, they could have matched the required capacity. The first tweet mentioning the Livestream URL came out only six minutes before the event started, and we're guessing they were too busy tuning into the Grammy Awards to notice it.

This hasn't helped Bieber either. If his PR team were in any way involved, it might be time to replace them.

Source: The Verge

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why are so many people so mesmerized by this closet case that has not come out yet. note attacking homosexuals, lesbians or bisexuals but it is extremely apparent and obvious.

When I saw this news, The first thing that came into my mind was Herbert from Family Guy coming to this site through Google! Hahaha!!!

You can't have eye popping news everyday guys, that's why I hate the regular news sites. It's always gotta be "omg that's ridiculous" I enjoy reading neowin articles as I eat my cereal before work. Give the author a break.

XerXis said,
The fact that he had zero nominations makes me kind of hopefull about our future!

Good thing that the organizers of the Grammy's still kind of know what good music is.

also, this is his fault, he was probably too stupid to think of doing a live broadcast on G+ and Youtube. Google's servers could probably handle that kind of load.

FalseAgent said,
"since nothing is working and im super upset i feel i gotta make it up to u"

L2punctuation, for god's sake.


Bieber is kind of known for his poor gtammar. Sad really.

Not sure if this really is worthy of being posted on a technology news site?
I mean sure it mentions live streaming but its mainly about some teen pop musician.

djpailo said,
This is first time I've come onto neowin and not got a clue wtf a news article is about.

It's about a try to get some traffic to the site, by having little girls entering it when they search for "Justin Bieber shirtless" on the internet.

Pupik said,

It's about a try to get some traffic to the site, by having little girls entering it when they search for "Justin Bieber shirtless" on the internet.

It's ok, they'll be confused by the tech speak here on Neowin, and they'll quickly move onto YouTube videos of ponies and cats.

djpailo said,
This is first time I've come onto neowin and not got a clue wtf a news article is about.

Did you read it? It's about Livestream and Ustream going over capacity and crashing due to a (****ty) artist deciding to give a passive aggressive performance at the same time as the Grammy's.

Pupik said,

It's about a try to get some traffic to the site, by having little girls entering it when they search for "Justin Bieber shirtless" on the internet.
No thanks. I doubt we won't like them in this website either....