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Getting Started

Opening an account on Streambed

  • Access the sign-up page
  • Create a username
  • Enter email address
  • Create password
  • Confirm password entry
  • Agree to Streambed’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  • The user will receive a verification email to activate their account on the email address they entered during the sign-up process
  • Click the link in the email from Streambed to activate account; users will be directed to a login page
  • Once the account is activated, the user can access their account

Connecting your Streambed account to Zoom

  • Once the Zoom app is connected to Streambed, the user is able to see their saved Zoom videos
  • The user is able to select saved Zoom videos, and assign collaborators or contributors to the content
  • Once the user assigns collaborators/contributors to the video, a record of the video’s existence and assigned collaborators is published to the FLO blockchain
  • The user can then publish this video to YouTube, allowing collaborators to see the real-time performance of the video in Streambed’s analytics dashboard
  • Once Zoom and YouTube are connected, the user will be able to assign contributors and analytics access to all videos posted from Zoom to YouTube via Streambed

Connecting your Streambed account to Youtube

  • Once the Youtube app is connected to Streambed, the user is able to upload videos to Youtube directly via Streambed
  • The user is able to assign collaborators or contributors to the content
  • Once the user assigns collaborators/contributors to the video, a record of the video’s existence and assigned collaborators is published to the FLO blockchain
  • The user can then publish this video to YouTube, allowing collaborators to see the real-time performance of the video in Streambed’s analytics dashboard

Connecting your Streambed account to Twitter

  • Once the Twitter app is connected to Streambed, the user is able to post tweets via Streambed
  • The user is able to draft tweets and assign collaborators or contributors to the content
  • Once the user assigns collaborators/contributors to the tweet, a record of the tweet’s existence and assigned collaborators is published to the FLO blockchain
  • The user can then post the tweet on Twitter, allowing collaborators to see the real-time performance of the tweet in Streambed’s analytics dashboard

Connecting your Streambed account to Facebook

  • Once the Facebook app is connected to Streambed, the user is able to post on Facebook via Streambed
  • The user is able draft content and assign collaborators or contributors to the content
  • Once the user assigns collaborators/contributors to the Facebook post, a record of the post’s existence and assigned collaborators is published to the FLO blockchain
  • The user can then post this to Facebook via Streambed, allowing collaborators to see the real-time performance of the video in Streambed’s analytics dashboard

Connecting your Streambed account to Instagram

  • Once the Instagram app is connected to Streambed, the user is able to draft Instagram posts through the Streambed app
  • The user is able to create new posts and assign collaborators or contributors to the content
  • Once the user assigns collaborators/contributors to the post, a record of the post’s existence and assigned collaborators is published to the FLO blockchain
  • The user can then publish this post to Instagram, allowing collaborators to see the real-time performance of the post in Streambed’s analytics dashboard

Upload Your Content

How to upload to Youtube

  • Make sure your Youtube Account is connected to Streambed
  • Upload by clicking upload icon and following prompts
  • Assign contributors (or credits) to the YouTube video by by entering each contributor’s name and email address into the system - an example of this would be assigning a “contributor” role to every person featured in the video, along with the crew
  • Click “next”
  • On the summary screen you’ll see the title and confirmation of your video
  • Once you return to the dashboard, you’ll see your uploaded video in the Content Stream.
  • The video will be immediately available on your YouTube account

Note: YouTube videos are limited to a length of 30 minutes when published through the Streambed app.

How to upload to Twitter

  • Make sure your Twitter Account is connected to Streambed
  • Upload by clicking upload icon and following prompts
  • Assign contributors (or credits) to the Twitter video by by entering each contributor’s name and email address into the system - an example of this would be assigning a “contributor” role to every person featured in the video, along with the crew
  • Click “next”
  • On the summary screen you’ll see the title and confirmation of your video
  • Once you return to the dashboard, you’ll see your uploaded video in the Content Stream.
  • The video will be immediately available on your Twitter account

Note: Twitter videos are limited to a length of 30 seconds when published through the Streambed app.

How to upload to Facebook

  • Make sure your Face Account is connected to Streambed
  • Upload by clicking upload icon and following prompts
  • Assign contributors (or credits) to the Facebook video by by entering each contributor’s name and email address into the system - an example of this would be assigning a “contributor” role to every person featured in the video, along with the crew
  • Click “next”
  • On the summary screen you’ll see the title and confirmation of your video
  • Once you return to the dashboard, you’ll see your uploaded video in the Content Stream.
  • The video will be immediately available on your Facebook account

How to upload to Instagram

  • Make sure your Instagram Account is connected to Streambed
  • Upload by clicking upload icon and following prompts
  • Assign contributors (or credits) to the Instagram video by by entering each contributor’s name and email address into the system - an example of this would be assigning a “contributor” role to every person featured in the video, along with the crew
  • Click “next”
  • On the summary screen you’ll see the title and confirmation of your video
  • Once you return to the dashboard, you’ll see your uploaded video in the Content Stream.
  • The video will be immediately available on your Instagram account

How to proof my historic Instagram posts

  • Make sure your Instagram Account is connected to Streambed
  • Access your Instagram library through Streambed platform
  • Select post to proof
  • Assign contributors (or credits) to the Twitter video by by entering each contributor’s name and email address into the system - an example of this would be assigning a “contributor” role to every person featured in the video, along with the crew
  • Click “next”
  • On the summary screen you’ll see the title and confirmation of your video proof
  • Access proof page

How to proof my historic Facebook posts

  • Make sure your Facebook Account is connected to Streambed
  • Access your Instagram library through Streambed platform
  • Select post to proof
  • Assign contributors (or credits) to the Facebook video by by entering each contributor’s name and email address into the system - an example of this would be assigning a “contributor” role to every person featured in the video, along with the crew
  • Click “next”
  • On the summary screen you’ll see the title and confirmation of your video proof
  • Access proof page

Upload Zoom content throught Streambed App

  • Make sure both your Youtube Account and your Zoom Account are connected to Streambed.
  • Assign contributors (or credits) to the Zoom video by by entering each contributor’s name and email address into the system - an example of this would be assigning a “contributor” role to every person who speaks during a conference video
  • Click “next”
  • On the summary screen you’ll see the title and confirmation of your video
  • Once you return to the dashboard, you’ll see your uploaded video in the Content Stream.

Confirming Contributors

  1. Each contributor receives an email asking them to verify their participation by clicking a linked ‘verify’ button
  2. Contributors do not have to create an account to verify their participation
  3. Once a contributor becomes verified by clicking the verify button, they are presented with the option to create a free account and see the real-time analytics of the YouTube video
  4. Once the contributors (or credits) have been assigned and verified, the user can upload their Zoom video to YouTube via Streambed
  5. All assigned contributors can view performance analytics in real-time content uploaded to YouTube

Indexing Pages

How to access the content page

  1. Sign into the Streambed app using your login
  2. Click the graph icon near the top right of your screen to access your analytics dashboard
  3. Click the ‘Content Stream’ category on the right side of your screen where it says ‘select content’
  4. Click on a piece of content to access the index page.
  5. Click the “here’s the proof” button to go to the block explorer. This will bring you to a block explorer where you can see the record use of your content.
What is a content index page?

The content index page is where you see all the publicly posted content.

What is the first window?

The first window is where your content is viewed on social media.

What is the smaller video window?

The smaller video window is going to be where the file is stored on streambed’s servers.

Can I create an index page of content that is already published?

Yes you can! just go to the posting in the content stream and click "generate indexing page" and follow the prompts.

Where does the “here’s the proof” button go?

It goes to a block explorer. For more on this, checkout “FLO Blockchain” under the All About Blockchain Section

How to access the creator page

  1. Sign into the Streambed app using your login
  2. Click the graph icon near the top right of your screen to access your analytics dashboard
  3. Click the ‘Content Stream’ category on the right side of your screen where it says ‘select content’
  4. Click on a piece of content to access the index page.
  5. On the content page, scroll down to see your contributors. Click on your name and you'll see your contributions across all Streambed content.
  6. Not sure where to access creator page?
What is a creator page?

The creator page is a summary of all the videos that the creator has been present in.

What does it mean when I am a “contributor”?

When you are a contributor, it means you played a role in helping with the production of the posted content.

What do the different roles of content mean?

The different roles denote what someone's role was in helping bring that piece of content to life. Right now, there are "Sponsor", "Co-Creator" and "Talent". in the future, these roles may have different permissions, but for now they all work the same.

What does it mean when I’m a publisher?

This means that you are the original creator of the content. You were the first person to post this piece of content.

How do I see the analytics for only ONE of my videos?

Click the ‘SELECT ALL’ button to deselect all of the content. The scroll down to the video you want to see the analytics for and click the tiny box on the left.

More information on your analytics will then appear on the dashboard. For more on this, see “Navigating the dashboard explainer here”

Dashboard Navigation

Overview

  • Your Posts - This is a sum of the user’s total published videos
  • Your Reach - This is the total reach of all the user’s published videos
  • Post Engagement - This is the sum of likes, comments and favourites for user’s total videos published and contributed to
  • Contributions - This is the sum of: total videos the user has been tagged as a collaborator in + total original posts
  • Contribution Reach - This is the total reach of all contributions
  • User Since - This is the the date the user activated their Streambed account
  • Watch Time - This is the the total watch time for videos on each individual social media platform
  • Reverb Score - Streambed's proprietary metric aimed to measure multiple facets of an influencer's content. It is a composite score based on many underlying metrics native to platforms, and specific to Streambed. Blockchain driven verification is a foundation of the score's calculation to create a new standard platform agnostic method for measuring the value of an influencer.
Insights

On this tab the user will see a graphic representation of their impressions on each of their connected platforms over time.

Activity

On this tab the user will see their publishing and collaboration activity.

Content Stream

This is an index of all videos the user has published on their connected social media platforms and/or the videos in which they are a verified contributor.

User Stream

This is an index of all the contributors you have been connected to in the past. you can filter your collaborations by de-selecting all, and then choosing or searching for the person you want to see analytics for. this will show all of the items you have created in collaboration with this person or entity.

Using the Content Stream

Content and User Streams

  1. Sign into the Streambed app using your login
  2. Click the graph icon near the top right of your screen to access your analytics dashboard
  3. Click the ‘Content Stream’ category on the right side of your screen where it says ‘select content’
  4. Scroll down to see all the videos that you have produced, contributed, or co-created.
  5. Filter the content stream to see what videos you want to see the analytics for. (Streambed automatically selects all content for you, so you must filter manually in order to see analytics for one piece of content.)
What is the content stream?

The content stream is a place where you can see all the content being uploaded via streambed. You can filter the content based on what platform it was posted on.

What does the filter function do?

From here, you can actually search for keywords of videos you're looking for.

How do I know what my role was on each piece of content?

At the bottom of every video in the content stream, it will tell you whether or not you are a publisher, co-creator, or contributor.

Will all my content show on the content stream?

Yes, however it will only show for whatever app that the filter is applied to.

Example: If the filter is applied for ‘YouTube’ it will only show videos posted on YouTube.

Using the User Stream

  1. Sign into the Streambed app using your login
  2. Click the graph icon near the top right of your screen to access your analytics dashboard
  3. Click the ‘User Stream’ category on the right side of your screen where it says ‘select content’
  4. Scroll down to see the list of all the users who you have tagged/collaborated with on all your content.
  5. Use the ‘filter’ function to see your analytics on content with specific users.

Account Connections

How to connect your Youtube account to Streambed

  1. Click on the profile icon in your Streambed account, and then click “view profile”
  2. Click on “edit linked accounts”
  3. On the right-hand side of the screen, click the slider next to the Youtube icon
  4. Sign in to your Youtube account
  5. Click “allow” when the prompt comes up
  6. You will then be redirected to the Streambed app with your Youtube account successfully linked!

How to connect your Zoom account to Streambed

  1. Click on the profile icon in your Streambed account, then click “view profile”
  2. Click on “edit linked accounts”
  3. On the right-hand side of the screen, click the slider next to the Zoom icon
  4. Sign in to your Zoom account
  5. Click “allow” when the prompt appears
  6. You will then be redirected to the Streambed app with your Zoom account linked successfully. You can now publish from your Zoom cloud recordings directly to Youtube, Twitter or Facebook.

How to connect your Twitter account to Streambed

  1. Click on the profile icon in your Streambed account, and then click “view profile”
  2. Click on “edit linked accounts”
  3. On the right-hand side of the screen, click the slider for Twitter
  4. Sign in to your Twitter account
  5. Click “allow” when the prompt appears
  6. You will then be directed back to the Streambed app with your Twitter account linked successfully!

How to connect your Instagram account to Streambed

  1. Click on the profile icon in your Streambed account, and then click “view profile”
  2. Click on “edit linked accounts”
  3. On the right-hand side, click the Instagram slider
  4. Sign in to your Instagram account
  5. Click “allow” when the prompt appears
  6. You will then be directed back to the Streambed app with a successfully linked Instagram account!

How to connect your Facebook account to Streambed

  1. Click on the profile icon, and then click “view profile”
  2. Click on “edit linked accounts”
  3. On the right-hand side, click the slider on Facebook
  4. Sign in to your Facebook account
  5. Click “allow” when the prompt appears
  6. You will then be redirected back to the Streambed app with your Facebook account linked successfully!

Disconnecting your social accounts

  1. Navigate to "Settings" by clicking the gear on the main navigation bar.
  2. Go to "Linked Accounts", and you'll see a list of your connected accounts - this includes your Youtube, Zoom, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  3. Slide the blue slider until it turns grey
  4. If prompted, click "unlink" account.
  5. Your account is now disconnected.

All About Blockchain

What is the FLO Blockchain?

FLO is a public record for building decentralized applications that utilizes metadata attached to each transaction. This metadata layer allows reading and writing to the blockchain quickly and easily, encouraging unique apps and tools to be built with FLO. Each block is processed in intervals of 40 seconds. FLO is a fork of litecoin which retains very similar characteristics to how Bitcoin functions.

Open Index Protocol

Open Index Protocol (OIP) is an open source specification for a persistent worldwide index and file library useful for data publishing, file distribution and facilitating direct payments. OIP uses blockchain technology and distributed networking to operate with no central authority: record indexing, file storage/distribution and transaction management are carried out collectively by the decentralized network.

OIP is the first permissionless system with a decentralized and transparent index for digital content and protected file persistence. The system uses a Salutary Protocol model, which funnels financial incentives to both application and protocol layers, ensuring sustainability and antifragility of the system through open market incentive alignment of all participants.

The OIP specification describes:

  • How a proof-of-work blockchain and interoperable transport protocols create a shared data layer for digital content
  • How metadata, terms of use, file addressing, and payment information are stored in the blockchain
  • How to search and browse the shared data layer
  • How the blockchain security incentive is connected to the value of the content published to the shared data layer
  • How file persistence & legal compliance are ensured

How do OIP and FLO work together?

Open Index Protocol uses the Flo blockchain for the meta-data index and interoperable transport protocols for file storage/distribution and payments. Current implementation supports SIA SKYNET for file storage/distribution and Bitcoin, Litecoin and Florincoin tokens for payments; support for additional file and value transport protocols is on the roadmap.

Uninstalling & Deactivating

How to delete your account

  1. Visit Profile > Account Settings
  2. Click “Deactivate Account”
  3. Click “yes I’m sure”
  4. Write down your mnemonic phrase
  5. Then click “yes” - your account is now deleted.

What we do with your data

Your data is stored, encrypted, on the blockchain. We can never take it down, that’s one of the most important features of streambed. However, we cannot decrypt the information without your consent. If you deactivate your account, we have no way to identify, use, or see any of your information. For more on what we store and how we use it, see our privacy policy.

Account recovery

Make sure when you deactivate your account to write down your mnemonic phrase. This phrase is then entered into our security protocols to reinstate your account. Put this phrase somewhere safe - do not store it digitally. Write it down on a piece of paper and don’t show it to anyone.

To recover your account:

  1. On app.streambedmedia.com/signup, click “restore account.”
  2. Type in specific words of your mnemonic phrase according to the prompts
  3. Re-log into your account and change your password
  4. Reconnect your social media accounts

Disconnecting your social accounts

  1. Navigate to "Settings" by clicking the gear on the main navigation bar.
  2. Go to "Linked Accounts", and you'll see a list of your connected accounts - this includes your Youtube, Zoom, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  3. Slide the blue slider until it turns grey
  4. If prompted, click "unlink" account.
  5. Your account is now disconnected.

Mnemonics & Account Restoration

What is a mnemonic phrase?

A mnemonic phrase, mnemonic recovery phrase or bitcoin seed is a list of words which stores all the information needed to recover a bitcoin wallet. A wallet will typically generate a mnemonic backup phrase and instruct the user to write it down on paper. If the user's computer breaks or their hard drive becomes corrupted, they can download the same wallet again and use the paper backup to get their bitcoins back.

In many cases a mnemonic phrase is preferred as a way to make it easier to access a wallet since instead of individual characters/numbers, it’s almost as if it were a sentence made up of words.

How it works

The software of a wallet uses a whole set of words taken from a vocabulary; at that every word is assigned to a specific number. A mnemonic phrase can be modified into a number, which is used as a seed that generates all pairs of keys for this wallet. The English word list for the BIP39 standard has 2048 words. If a phrase consists of 12 words, then the number of possible combinations is 2048 to the 12th power, or 2 to the 132nd power, i.e. the phrase will have 132 bits of safety.

Theoretically, one can think out the mnemonic phrase by his own, but it is not safe, because a human cannot do a great job with the random generation. The best way to secure one’s wallet is to take a mnemonic phrase generated by the program code.

FAQ

Am I able to connect multiple Youtube accounts to my Streambed account?

To keep our analytics accurate for each account, we only allow one type of social media account per Streambed user.

Why can’t I see the analytics from some of my posts?

On the right side of the screen, make sure you have selected the videos/posts you want to see the analytics for. If you would like to access the total overall analytics, click “select all.”

Why aren’t my previous posts and videos on Streambed?

The app will populate your 40 previous items from each of your social media platforms, but it will not create streambed pages for them. You must go through and generate index pages for each to have their analytics show up in your feed.

What if I enter my contributors wrong?

In future builds of streambed you will be able to edit contributors. For now, take your video down and try again.

What does Streambed have to do with the blockchain?

Blockchain proofing is at the heart of how we are able to do what we do. For more on this, check out our Chairman Michael’s article on our Blog.

Don’t see your question here? Contact us and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours. We’d love to hear from you!

Troubleshooting

My account isn’t connecting to Youtube

  • If you have used Streambed in the past, you may need to reset the app’s permissions. To do this, follow the instructions from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3466521?hl=en. Once you have completed the steps listed, use our instructions to reconnect your Youtube account.
  • Make sure your youtube account is only connected to one streambed account. Social accounts can only connect to one user account at a time.

My account isn’t uploading videos

  • Is the social channel you’re trying to connect to connected to streambed? If no, visit how to connect my accounts.
  • Make sure your video isn’t too long. Youtube only accepts videos shorter than 30 minutes, and twitter only accepts videos shorter than 3 minutes.
  • If you get to step 3 and the upload stalls, you may have reached your upload limit for the day. Streambed currently limits users to 10 videos per day to reduce spam.
About account limits:

Youtube only allows you to upload 20 hours of video per day, so Streambed does the same. In future we will be developing scheduling capabilities, but until then just come back each day and continue on.

My email verification link expired!

If you don’t click the link to activate your account within 24 hours, it will expire and so will your account. Register again using the same username and it should work. If not, send us an email and we’ll reset it for you.

I typed my contributor’s email wrong!

Currently we do not support editing tags on contributors. This is a feature we aim to implement in the next few months. For now, take your video down and upload it again with the correct information.

My dashboard won’t load and just has the endless spinning teal “loading” loop.

  • Make sure your social accounts are all connected.
  • Log out, shut down your browser, and try again
  • Clear your cache and try again
  • If you can’t solve this, contact support and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.