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On the day that Periscope launched, it got a whopping 60k Tweets! Twitter went on to buy Periscope for $100 million – another very impressive vote of confidence for the platform!
Meanwhile, Meerkat has also done incredibly well. This live streaming service launched around the same time as Periscope with 120,000 users signed up by the end of just the first month. And these aren’t the only services that have been doing exceedingly well either!
Twitch for example is a streaming service for gaming specifically and had as many as 12 billion users at the end of 2014! Another is Blab – a streaming app which shows a lot of promise and has the unique feature of allowing multiple people to stream at once in a conference-type setting. This platform demonstrates excellent engagement, with people spending 65 minutes a day watching video on average!
YouTube has also been getting involved. The company now streams events and lets users create their own live content. In 2015, the company streamed the gaming expo ‘E3’ and that video was viewed by over 8 million viewers in just 12 hours!
All the data and all the stats point to the inescapable truth that live streaming is very likely to be a big deal for the future of the web.
What You Will Learn in This Book
In this book, we’re going to learn all about live streaming in general and live streaming on Facebook in particular. You’ll learn everything that you could possibly need to know in order to start taking full advantage of this incredible opportunity and this amazing platform for a whole new type of content.