Livestreaming began on the first night of the occupation, with Longson Chang (張龍三) of the Chen Wen-Chen Memorial Foundation (陳文成博士紀念基金會) starting to broadcast on UStream on the first night of the occupation. This attracted more than 48,000 viewers by 4 AM, Chang downloading the livestreaming app and beginning to stream spontaneously. Livestreaming was continuous throughout the occupation, with livestreaming within the Legislative Yuan set-up to run 24/7, as coordinated by Chang and a team of individuals. Platforms upon which livestreaming took place included UStream and YouTube, past social movements as the Wild Strawberry Movement having also used livestreaming on Yahoo Live.
Livestreaming also took place outside the occupation, though not in the same coordinated manner as within the Legislative Yuan. For major events, such as the attempted Executive Yuan occupation or various clashes with the police which took place during the course of the occupation, it was not uncommon that some participant would start livestreaming on their phones. This became one of the crucial means by which information about breaking news events was transmitted in real-time.
Many of the speeches by speakers who gave talks at the Legislative Yuan, as well as Indie DaDee’s Big Bowel Blossom Forums, were also livestreamed.