Reports Indicate Periscope Is Ahead of Meerkat for Social Video Streaming

By Chris Crum

April 20, 2015

Since SXSW, much has been made about the competition between Meerkat and Periscope, the two new social live video streaming offerings. The the latter comes directly from Twitter, as the company acquired it before launch.

Which one is gaining more ground? Well, if new data from Socialbakers is any indication, the edge has gone to Twitter's own Periscope.

"Content creators have seemingly switched over to Periscope in terms of the number of live streams they're tweeting," a spokesperson for the data provider tells WebProNews. "This data comes from tweets analyzed from our sample of 25,000 brand, celebrity, entertainment, and media company profiles. We determined Periscope and Meerkat live-streams based on the links in the tweets (We excluded certain extreme outliers that were posting a ton of live streams, but the trend is the same regardless.)."

"Around March 26th when Periscope launched, these profiles began posting many more Periscope live streams and fewer Meerkat live streams on Twitter," the spokesperson [...]

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