Periscope Could Make Twitter an Even More Powerful News Source

Twitter's short form, real-time nature has made it an engine for spreading news quickly. Periscope could enable Twitter to deliver more news, with even more credibility.

Twitter has become the go-to social network for breaking news in recent years. The short form, ability to view a constantly updating stream in real time, and searchable hashtags made it perfectly suited to the rapid dissemination of news. With the launch of Periscope, a live streaming app for iOS, Twitter has an opportunity to deliver even more news, with added credibility.