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Facebook Live and Periscope Live-Stream Congress Sit-In

Last week’s sit-in by Democrats on the floor of the US House of Representatives protesting gun contol legislation wasn’t caught on C-SPAN cameras. Instead, representatives turned to their phones, and used Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast the event to the world.

Writes Light Reading’s Mari Silbey, “According to Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), which talked to Light Reading earlier this month, Periscope already generates more traffic on its own than the websites for either CBS or Fox News. It also makes the list of top-30 video sites/apps globally as recorded in Cisco’s annual VNI Forecast report. Ustream and Twitch, two other live-streaming platforms, generate similar traffic levels today.”

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