'Meerkat' pops up on Twitter

There are good reasons to livestream yourself onto Twitter. Maybe you're at a political rally and want to show your friends what's happening in real time. There are also not-so-good reasons to livestream yourself — such as brushing your teeth. Meerkat is the hot new video app that allows users to easily publish their antics as they happen. While it was the talk of the SXSW tech conference, Twitter is reportedly doing all it can to curtail the app's growth as the social giant prepares to launch its own livestreaming service. It's unclear who will win out, but be prepared for your Twitter feed soon to be filled with useful (and not-so-useful) livestreams.

Tom Horgen