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A Livestream of Jackson Hole's Town Square Goes Viral

The latest Internet sensation: daily life in the community of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
September 8, 2016, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to an article by Richard Pick, "about 2,000 people are currently watching a livestream of the town square in Jackson Hole, Wyoming."

"Jackson Hole stationed livestreaming cameras around the town and in surrounding vistas as part of an effort to promote tourism," reports Pick, before also noting that the cameras have created a kind of sensation.

The comments on the livestream are coming too thick and fast to keep up, but what you’ve got is a few thousand people essentially playing “Say What You See.” “TRUCK!” “Porsche!” “BOAT!” Red vehicles are popular, as are dogs. Jaywalkers are shamed, and people crossing the street with the light are cheered. When a Pepsi truck drove into frame, about 150 people shouted “PEPSI” into the void.

So, there's a simple way to market your community, if that's what your going for, but beware of jumping the shark, as they say in the parlance of entertainment criticism.

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Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Motherboard
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