Where Does Meerkat Go Without Twitter's Support?
With Twitter blocking Meerkat's access to it social graph, what happens next for the live-streaming app?
Live-streaming app Meerkat became the talk of the town at this year’s SXSW in Austin, as attendees rushed to download the app and share their lives with others via real-time video streaming.
The app was such an instant success, Twitter decided to pull the plug on the access Meerkat (and other competing apps) had to Twitter’s social graph, which decreases the app’s ability to automatically notify users when their friends are streaming. Twitter recently purchased a competing live-streaming service, Periscope, so the move wasn’t exactly a surprise.
While this hasn’t killed Meerkat’s momentum (as of this writing, the app is No.