The amount of user generated content from the California wildfires have set a record at CNN’s i-Report, a spokesperson told me a few moments ago.  The number of video have far surpassed citizen content surrounding the Minneapolis bridge collapse or the Virginia Tech shooting by more than fourfold.

Surely the geographic extent of the fires and the millions of people effected have made this a historic event in the realm of citizen journalism.

As of 2:00 p.m. today, some 2000 videos and photos have been uploaded.

Above is my interview with GM David Payne who talks about live streaming and user-generated content at  This segment was originally posted in July.

You can grab the embed of my interview right here.

— Andy Plesser