Mashable: Facebook’s debate night livestream was faster than cable

Wow! Facebook’s debate livestream was faster than cable. “It’s up for discussion who won the final debate of the election, but there was a clear winner Wednesday in the battle of live-streaming services. Facebook had the lowest latency, even trumping the satellite and cable for some viewers. The results came from a study by employees of Wowza, a media streaming service provider, who tracked the delay of streaming services across devices and compared them back to the baseline of radio.” Here’s how I listened to the debate. It was accidental but worked really well: I had the debate livestreaming on YouTube with a 3 minute delay and was reading the hashtag #debate on Twitter. I got enough warning with the tweets that I could pay close attention for the things in the debate inspiring the most comment.

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