In August, Facebook released Mentions which opened up live streaming video for athletes, politicians, musicians and other people of influence. Unfortunately, they did not release the app to the rest of us as individuals or as law enforcement agencies. Instead, they decided to roll their live streaming video out slowly.
Meanwhile, Periscope is growing exponentially, especially among law enforcement agencies. Periscope is being used to live stream community events, press conferences, educational opportunities and a myriad of other police activities. In August, Periscope passed 10 million users.
Can Facebook live video streaming compete with Periscope? I will answer that question in just a minute.