Meerkat live stream app is the new Twitter sensation
Meerkat live stream app is the new Twitter sensation.Live streaming video from a smartphone may soon be known as \"meerkatting\" thanks to a new app which allows anyone with an iPhone to become a roving reporter.
Live streaming video from a smartphone may soon be known as "meerkatting" thanks to a new app which allows anyone with an iPhone to become a roving reporter. The free application called Meerkat has become a virtual overnight sensation since its low-key arrival on Apple's online App Store late last month, winning over journalists, politicians, self-anointed pundits, social media celebrities and others.
Meerkat integrates with Twitter, allowing users of the messaging platform to launch live video streams with a single touch of an on-screen button.In the rapid-fire Twitterverse, Meerkat has become a sudden hit with tens of thousands of users trying it. Meerkat "marries the wide potential of livestreaming with the instant and social strengths of Twitter. Two great tastes that go so well together," Hawaii-based consultant and blogger Ryan Ozawa wrote.
"Imagine the applications for breaking news. Imagine deploying Meerkat at an event, with broadcasters and viewers easily interacting throughout. I could easily see myself falling head over heels in love with Meerkat."The app uses the name and image of a meerkat, which is a long-necked carnivorous relative of the mongoose, living in the deserts of southern Africa.