Written by: Roshan Dwivedi
Live streaming video is utterly changing media, and the world in general. Within the last three days, Facebook Live chronicled a man’s death from a police shooting during a traffic stop and a case of domestic terrorism. Most impressively, a video on Twitter revealed that a man wrongly accused of the crime was not involved in it. In all cases, the video on social networks was more immediate and useful than anything from major legacy news networks. Clearly, live streaming is increasingly a factor in today’s media world.
In the future, a form of on-demand live streaming might be able to help provide video during events or moments that people wish to have cataloged. And that sounds pretty cool.
On-demand live streams won’t completely replace the raw nature of Facebook Live. Facebook Live will definitely continue to be the source of breaking news and fact-checking.
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