MIT Technology Review‘s Rachel Metz looks at the potential of nascent live-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat.
She writes, “What makes Meerkat and Periscope alluring is the ability to share live video with your followers from just about anywhere. Your followers can comment in real time. Both apps are entwined with Twitter—any stream you start on Meerkat is automatically shared with your contacts, and the same is true on Periscope if you enable this feature. With both live-streaming apps, you can save the broadcasts you create and watch them yourself later. While Periscope gives you the option of letting viewers replay streams for 24 hours after they’ve been broadcast, Meerkat is all about living in the now—if you miss someone’s show live, too bad for you.”
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