17 First Impressions of Periscope, Twitter's Meerkat Killer

The livestreaming video app is simple, powerful and a little bit annoying

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Welcome to the tipping point, when livestreamed mobile video officially became part of our digital world's everyday social experience.

Today, Twitter officially launched Periscope, which it bought as a startup and rolled out publicly after a week of letting a few key influencers, tech journalists and viral content creators test the app. For now, Periscope is only available on iOS devices, though an Android version is reportedly being fast-tracked. 

A potent competitor to the rapidly embraced streaming app Meerkat, Periscope offers a few key differences from the scrappy upstart that won over early adopters at South by Southwest. But

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