Periscope and Meerkat Won’t Be the Next Big Thing… and That’s OK

Two months ago, it appeared that two new apps had taken social media by storm, reintroducing the paradigm of real time video streaming, enhanced with the network effect of people’s existing social media relationships. Periscope and its less fortunate cousin, Meerkat, were themselves embroiled in an interesting battle over access to the Twitter API, which was essential to building their initial audience. Blogs and news sites hyped these services as the “future of Twitter” or the “next Facebook.” With the advantage of a few months of hindsight, it’s safe to say that some of these claims were over exaggerated.

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subtenko2358d ago

the next facebook,lol.... these apps have specific usage it wasnt that big of a deal