"Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?"
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Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
I'm Jason Parker.
And I'm currently streaming live ont wo phones with two different apps.
It's an evolutionary change in the way we view content.
On the one hand, I've got Meerkat.
And on the other, Periscope.
Now let's compare the two.
Both live streaming apps only work on iPhones, at least for now.
You can do this spontaneously, or you can schedule it for a future date
Using Meerkat you can broadcast yourself and notify those following you right away or you can see the live broadcast of those you follow on Twitter and do it immediately.
You can see how many people are watching, you can like the stream and make comments.
If no one you know is streaming any live video you'll see a mostly blank page and once a stream is no longer live, there is a way to say to the broadcaster camera that your audience on Meerkat will be [UNKNOWN].
There are also some major differences between their characters.
The periscope, now available and backed by Twitters and Marmasodians, there is a huge influx in new video streams, both from those you know and those you don't.
It features three videos at the top and a giant list of other videos from around the world.
It's a lot like channel surfing, and with so many options, you will likely find a lot more streams you will enjoy.
Like Meerkat, you can like videos using hearts and make comments.
But with Periscope broadcasters can post where they are located using GPS showing you exactly where the activity is happening and follow along turn by turn.
Things like streams will also be viewable even after it's not longer live.
Meerkat may have started the revolution but Periscope is set to take over.
That offers more features, more ways to get connected, and more people that are part of the Twitter community.
The sky's the limit.
With these live streaming apps, the way we stream events happening from all over the world, from a very voyeuristic point of view, will change dramatically.
It may be addictive.
It may be mundane, or it may be a complete game changer.