What I like about Twitcaster is that if I find myself in the middle of a news event and I want to tweet about it with live video, this is the first app I’m going to reach for, just because it’s so fast and easy to launch the stream and immediately tweet it to my Twitter stream.

If you want to make use of a video streaming app that is a little more versatile across multiple social networks, then Veetle may be the one for you.

The only drawback here is that every 15 seconds or so, your live stream changes to an annoying (and in my opinion much too long) commercial.

Diaries have been pushed out of the spotlight by blogs and social networks...., and Qik has always been one of my long time favorites.

I decided that these days, with resolution quality of mobile video blossoming and with bitrates in data plans screaming, there has to be a wider selection. Yes, I found a bunch of junk apps that either captured really low-quality video off my 5 megapixel camera, or the app-web connection had so many failures that it was a complete annoyance to use.

All you have to do to start streaming is tap the big red button and you’re live on the web.

As you can see, you can also chat from your phone with any viewers that are checking out your stream.

Simon covered streaming video from your PC to your mobile device – but of course that’s not quite what we had in mind, wrong direction (cool apps though! We’ve also covered a lot of apps where you can stream from your computer to the web, like Grant’s review of Livestream Technology is always advancing.

One big example of how our society is changing is the shift towards putting everything on the Internet.

Quality at is very good – great resolution and very little lag time between the action and what’s shown on the web.

You get your own broadcast page that you can tailor with your own profile picture and customized title.

Here is the screen on your phone from which you can launch your live broadcast.

As you can see, it’s well integrated with your Twitter account (after you give it permission of course).

Thankfully, I did find 5 apps to choose from that really fit the bill when you want to stream live video from your smartphone, for either all of the world, or just for a select circle of friends and family.