The Independent Variable
27 March 2015
There are a few obvious advantages Periscope has over Meerkat[^1] but these are the important ones.
No Schedule feature.
- I think this could end up being a useful feature. I’ve seen it used successfully a few times on Meerkat.
- Periscope is much better looking than Meerkat, but both of these services are absolutely terrible at showing you videos that are live, and helping you discover things you might actually want to watch. These services are definitely relying on notifications and Twitter’s network (Sorry Meerkat).
- The biggest being that it is owned by Twitter now. The same Twitter that cut Meerkat off from it’s “social graph”. ↩︎