To mark the 1st anniversary of the launch of Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope this Saturday, today’s chart takes a look at why the service has so much potential.

Although live streaming remains a relatively niche activity at the moment, Periscope’s strength lies in its young demographics – 41% of users are aged 16-24 and 3 in 4 of them are under 35. That the app has a young and content-hungry audience is thus plain to see.

With rival app Meerkat having vacated the live-streaming space due to intense competition, that leaves Periscope to fight it out with Facebook Live as the premier choice for live-streaming activities. That means Twitter’s enduring association with breaking news stories could well give it an advantage here.


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Chase Buckle is the Trends Manager at GlobalWebIndex. Chase oversees GlobalWebIndex’s Trends team, who leverage the company’s research studies to unlock the most up-to-date understanding of the modern digital consumer.

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