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New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

Easily used tools such as Meerkat and Periscope deliver live video through Twitter to anyone online, changing the way people get news


WHEN three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch.

The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter's new livestream app Periscope,