Continuing what was discussed in class about being able to capture everything on our phones, back in April, Facebook launched Facebook Live, which allows users to upload video content to their friends as it is happening. Here is a little more about it:
Going off from this, Snapchat has had similar components to their app long before Facebook Live, such as posting Snapchat stories, which allows users to also show content to their friends. Instagram recently hopped on board with this too, creating Instagram stories as well.
There are some obvious pros to being able to show live videos/photos to friends right as it’s happening, such as when being used in the case where a wife shot her husband getting killed by the police, it can make people more aware of serious issues going on, and now many people can see the truth behind these kinds of events. But what are some potential drawbacks or downsides, if any to these video features?