And we'll explore apps and CATS (Classroom Assessment Techniques) that could connect with the 7 Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. This is in preparation for the FridayLive! session planned for May 1st. See also - caveat emptor! - http://www.tltgroup.org/online-events/ltascats/resourceslinksactivities
"Meerkat and Periscope. ...two adorably named apps that allow you to watch and comment on livestreaming video on your smartphone.
They’re also all the rage on the internet — in part because they are out-of-the-blue rivals for livestreaming supremacy, and in part because they are darlings of various celebrities and politicians.
"They are also, at least to me, a bit of an enigma.
"...The live feeds might be great if your friends were doing one-off amazing things that are easy to film. But few people are ever doing that. As such, my time spent on the two apps never got more transcendent. One of the most popular things to see on Periscope is the inside of someone else's fridge. On YouNow, a competitor app, teens are tuning in to watch random people sleep."
- From "Meerkat, Periscope, and Broadcasting Your Life," by Annie Lowrey, @AnnieLowrey, New York Magazine Daily Intelligencer, March 31, 2015 8:00 a.m.
"Meerkat, a weeks-old service that allows users to broadcast live video over the Internet via Twitter,
"...Ben Rubin, Meerkat's founder and CEO, has his sights set even higher: 'Our dream is that Obama speaks to the nation from his phone and takes comments,'"
"... But the core functionality of the app makes live video disappear once a stream is finished, taking any evidence of copyright infringement with it.
"And even if a user is able to compile the necessary information for a complaint, there's no place for it to go: messages sent this week to the email address the company provides for complaints bounced because the account attached to it either doesn't work or doesn't exist."
"...Online platforms that allow users to post content need to have a formal copyright complaint system in order to avoid legal liability for user-generated content, under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998."
"...'What happens when a politician speaks directly to people?' Rubin said. 'It challenges the politicians in a new way, and it challenges the audience in a new way, and the audience finally gets to speak.'"
- From "Meerkat, Game of Thrones and a Brewing Copyright Nightmare; The company behind the popular live streaming app may not be equipped to keep users from infringing on copyright." by Kaveh Waddell, NationalJournal, March 26, 2015 http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/meerkat-game-of-thrones-and-a-brewing-copyright-nightmare-20150326