Thousands of people are estimated to have watched Floyd Mayweather defeat Manny Pacquiao via live-streaming Twitter app Periscope and rival Meerkat. The buzz was so great that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo declared Periscope "the winner" of the so-called "Fight of the Century."
The implications of this new tech, especially regarding broadcasting rights and their applicability in recording live news events like protests, have raised many questions.
But recent buzz aside, are the new apps on the block really that popular? Horizon Media's WHY Group polled consumers to find out.