Consumers have taken to social media with tenacity that few, if anyone, ever expected. One of the most recent entries into the crowded social media world is Meerkat.
For those unfamiliar with social media network, Meerkat enables users to stream live video from their phone to all of their Twitter followers at once. Interestingly, anything that users shoot in Meerkat is only visible on Twitter, not on the Meerkat app itself. Also, the videos that users shoot are only able to be watched live.
To help alert users of a Meerkat video streaming from someone they are following on Twitter, the app sends users push notifications alerting them of the video. This feature is crucial because videos cannot be replayed or saved by those viewing it, only by the user who is shooting it.
The app is only available on iOS devices.