New social media influence? Livestream apps make people try to have more interesting lives

Sea lion live streaming

I don’t have the budget for a helicopter ride, so I had a hard time figuring out what I should broadcast on Meerkat. Like many others getting acquainted with the app, I started out just live-streaming my walk around the San Francisco neighborhood where my office is located—admittedly, pretty boring. I tried to make things more interesting by visiting the sea lions at Pier 39, where I spent about 10 minutes on a sunny, windy afternoon broadcasting the cute, noisy pinnipeds lounging, swimming, and jostling for space on the docks.+

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