Last week, Periscope was launched to the world as a direct competitor to Meerkat, which was launched only a few weeks earlier. The two are virtually synonymous, with only minor differences existing.
What are they?
Periscope and Meerkat are live video-streaming apps, which are hooked into your Twitter account. At this point in time, you can basically just watch strangers film themselves, their fridges, or whatever live event they’re at. You can comment on the video, see what other people are saying, as well as ‘like’ the live stream to show that you’re a fan.