Wired‘s Kathryn Wave delves into the good, the bad, and the ugly of social live-streaming in the almost two years since Meerkat launched and changed the social video landscape.
She writes, “That unpredictability, that transition from gunfire to guitar music, from a murder outside a strip club in Florida to a hot-air balloon rising as the Sun sets in Australia. That constant, unedited, uncurated, unprepared stream of human existence is what happens when you give everyone video cameras and ask, ‘What are you looking at, right now?’ It is, to use the word echoed almost without exception by everyone WIRED spoke to while researching this story, ‘raw’. It’s also, frequently, extremely boring.”
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