Periscope Vs. Meerkat
The next big thing in social media is here. It’s in your face, it’s live and it’s really bandwidth intensive… I’m talking about the live stream apps for social media, the highest contenders being Meerkat and Periscope.
Live Stream Apps: Meerkat
Meerkat hit the scene with outstanding success as users skyrocketed to the hundreds of thousands just in time for the tech festival SXSW. Huge stars and major broadcasting channels quickly adopted the new app and began live-streaming. However, Twitter quickly halted the forward momentum by removing Twitter integration for new users. The crippling blow was well-countered by Meerkat with the inclusion of a discovery service that made finding your favorite profiles easy as cake. Since then Meerkat has managed to hold it’s own and challenge the social media giant.