When I was a kid, it was a thrill to watch sports live. Up in one corner, there'd bit a big flashing 'Live - via Satellite', a distinct differentiator for networks back then.
Now, we're savvy enough to see if it was broadcast live. Also, networks do the opposite and will label what was normally a live show as 're-broadcast of a show recorded on...'
Now the new differentiator is Live with a mobile phone. The videos and audio sent from war zones using satellite phones, the maps of events that update with a stream of notes and photos (writing about the Love the Farm - Leave no Trace, triggered this post), and, of course, the live Qik streams.
Here's the live map from Glastonbury that we're using on Nokia Conversations.