A new year is upon us and the question that comes our way year after year is “what’s the next big thing” … if only we knew. We do know that live streaming is becoming more and more popular. Did you know Meerkat has more than two-million registered users and Twitter’s Periscope app now has two million daily active users … we recently read a stat that said Periscope users watch 40-years worth of video every day. Wait, WHAT?!? Now that’s A LOT of screen time. It’s certainly no surprise that Facebook is adding streaming functionality as well.
In April, there’s actually a new technical device that will be available that is going to make high quality, live streaming more of a reality. Currently, devices like the iPhone, that can create a live feed are really hard to watch for extended periods. Seriously! It can be flat out nauseating to watch them. Now there will be a new camera on the market called a Movi. It’s produced by Livestream, and it’s suppose to be pretty remarkable. It is a single device, 4K live streaming camera designed for users who want a more professional looking live stream. The Movi, which is expected to retail for $399, will give streamers a multi-camera directors dashboard on their iPhone. Now that’s something we’re interested in seeing.
Also, here’s an article from Inc. Magazine that we enjoyed that focuses on social media predictions in 2016: http://www.inc.com/amy-vernon/the-future-of-social-media-5-predictions-for-2016.html
It’s certainly an interest time we live in.