Two apps connect to Twitter so you can create your show on the go, live! Why? To share something you are experiencing in the moment, to carry on live conversations for learning, issues exploration or marketing and just sharing because you want to.
Periscope is better developed and functionally more appealing. Unlike Meerkat youʻre asked when youʻre ready to start broadcasting and can choose who will see your broadcast, and if you want the stream saved for them to see later. Choose any of your Twitter contacts to follow with a simple click, or access global streams. Type a message to the broadcaster or tap your screen to send hearts to say you like their broadcast. The "most liked" posters appear in the Leaderboard list. Android is not yet ready, but coming.
Give it a try by creating a "dummy" Twitter account if youʻre not ready to share, then posting broadcasts to it. Hereʻs a great tutorial... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmkSad2udWI
But wait! Is there a downside? Take a look at the kinds of posts that appear, itʻs clearly a mix of useful and disgusting. Parents need to be on the alert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RQMjHztMWY
Mobile live streaming is in its infancy and with it we could take learners, and learners could take their friends and ‘ohana to places and start interesting real time conversations. The competition is on!