Today is Friday, April 2, 2021. Here’s what you need to know:
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.
News from The Post:
Ohio University Libraries hosted its third annual Art+FeminismWikipedia edit-a-thon in an online format for the first time. (The Post)
Scripps’ Career Fair may have been virtual, but students were still able to find opportunities. (The Post)
Shrimp recipes can be few and far between. Here are a few to get you started. (The Post)
Ohio weather has come back to play. Today’s high will be 46 degrees and sunny. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
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