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Mobile Live-Streaming Shifts the Role of Audiences from Passive to Active

Technology Review‘s Judith Donath opines on how live-streaming mobile apps like Periscope and Meerkat will affect the video consumption landscape.

She writes, “These applications are revolutionary because they shift the role of the audience from passive observers of distant events to active participants in them. With recorded video, the audience cannot affect what is happening on the screen. But these live broadcasts are portals to another place. What you are seeing is happening now—and you can affect the future.”