With new technology comes advancement in the way citizen journalists can communicate and get their issues and topics out into the world. The introduction of various live streaming platforms into social media websites and apps like Facebook and Twitter has changed the way in which everyday people can communicate with the world.
Periscope is a live video streaming app, that literally began with the notion of citizen journalism. The creators were in Istanbul when protests began to break out on the streets and wanted a way to capture it and share it with the world. The app was created for this purpose, in that users can share a live moment with the world; “Explore the world through someone else’s eyes”. Although within the last few months Facebook has introduced its live streaming service in which any Facebook user or Page can communicate with their friends and subscribers. Many believe that Periscope will not lose a lot of market share and will still continue to grow and develop further as it was named Apple’s iPhone App of the year in 2015.
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