Periscope Brings Some Much Needed Changes In Latest Update

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For those of you who are oblivious to the things going on around you, Periscope is the all new live streaming video app that is taking the world by storm. It has already amassed a user base of over 100million. On Periscope you will find your friends and neighbors from all over the world streaming their bored moments. If you are also bored this can be a mutually beneficial way to kill time.

The big problem with Periscope is that until now you have not been able to broadcast in anything other than vertical mode. If you are just sitting in a chair staring at a camera this may be ok, but if you are trying to broadcast a moment like experiencing the Grand Canyon for the first time, the vertical video could be kind of a bummer.

The latest update allows you to broadcast horizontally which means you will be able to capture the whole picture and not just your face. To watch a Landscape broadcast just hold your device horizontally and your screen will flip to match the broadcast. Other notable changes include Share Context (you now see who shared a broadcast so you know how a broadcast landed in your feed), and mutual follow (this makes it easier to privately broadcast). Overall this appears to be a pretty solid update. The only thing missing is fast forward and rewind on the replay views.
 

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I hate this app because it enables all of the people that think they deserve to be heard or noticed. You can't really be famous, if everyone is famous.
 

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Are there steps in place to stop someone wanting their 15 minutes of fame to do so by posting live stream of their shooting up a mall, theatre or school yard?
I also wonder if isis is licking its chops over their new found ability to mass show their heinous acts of violence.

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This goes back to the age old question of not inventing something because someone MIGHT get injured using it, and/or use it to harm others. If this were the case with everything new, we may as well just live in the stone age. We've become so conditioned over time to think the absolute worse about anything & everything, thus the warning labels on EVERYTHING.
 
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