In the last month or so, there’s been a big surge in live video broadcasting. Thanks to smartphone apps like Periscope, users can record live video streams and share them with their network.
For example, a friend of mine recently used Periscope to livestream an iPhone video of her walking her dog. She shared a link to the live stream on Twitter, and a few of her followers clicked through and watched her walk her dog in real time. Kind of weird, but at the same time, kind of cool.