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Twitter shuts down Periscope; OU Libraries hosted third annual Art+FeminismWikipedia edit-a-thon in online format

Today is Friday, April 2, 2021. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Twitter’s Periscope is officially a thing of the past, as the video livestreaming service was officially pulled from app stores Thursday. The move comes months after the preliminary announcement in December.

The streaming medium was largely popular after 2016 with many popular creators racing to make their mark in cyberspace. Past users of the livestreaming service will be able to download all their data through Twitter, and the website will act as an archive of past live streams. No new content will be added. 

Current Twitter users will still be able to livestream to their hearts’ content through the Twitter Live features that have been rolled out incrementally since 2016. Following the purchase of Periscope in 2015, Twitter provided a platform for Periscope to take the spotlight. The team behind Periscope has also shifted its sights to working on Twitter Spaces, one of the recently announced programs set to hit all users’ screens in April.

Spaces will provide an audio space for accounts to talk publicly without a visual element. Twitter Live is already available to all users through the camera function in the app.

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