Will Facebook Live Blow Periscope Away?

Periscope was founded in 2014 under the name Bounty, and has been described by co-founder Kayvon Beykpour as an ‘Exploration in human anthropology’. Periscope’s website tells it’s users that it was ‘founded on the belief that live video is beautiful source of truth and connects us in an authentic way to the world around us’. In a world of corrupt media organisations, phone hackers, photoshopping and biased reporting, this rhetoric is powerful. Bounty was launched publicly in March 2015, now named Periscope and had been acquired by Twitter. The concept for the app was very simple: users can stream and watch live videos from any user on the app, and by embedding your live video into your tweet you can live stream to your twitter followers also. The concept was innovative and unique and gave Twitter an edge that no other social media platform, other than of course Periscope itself,...

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