Meerkat And Periscope Aren’t Sure What To Do With Their Hands


What is it about us that makes us do weird things on new apps? Just two days into the launch of the new live streaming app Periscope and showing off the contents of our fridge to thousands of strangers around the Internet is a thing. The hashtags #fridgeview and #showusyourfridge regularly pop up during live streaming events on Periscope.

This is a phenomenon that does not seem to exist on Periscope’s live streaming rival Meerkat, but the two share another common theme – streams of the mundane. I watched a guy show off his pineapple in the early days of Meerkat (meaning a couple of weeks ago). Over 700 people tuned in as this guy described a pineapple on his counter for several minutes. I have no idea why that many people were on the stream. Perhaps they were like me – they were waiting for there to be…

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Author: rjbailey

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