Hey, Meerkat and Periscope: You have a (softcore) problem

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Barely three months in, Meerkat and Periscope have a problem: sexually charged content.

Wander around either live video streaming app, and it’s not too hard, especially on Meerkat, to catch someone flashing a boob or other bits of flesh and commenters begging for more. All that raw, unedited footage, broadcast in real time, means anything can happen, even footage that borders on softcore porn.

“When you’re going from live TV’s 25-second to 45-second delays to say, one to two seconds on iOS, you open the door of possibility to these types of behavior,” Eric Bowman, CEO of rival app Stre.am, told Mashable. Read more…

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