Meerkat users grew 30% after Twitter crackdown, company says



AUSTIN, Texas — Twitter tried raining on Meerkat’s parade last Friday when it cut off the app’s ability to access the microblogging network’s social graph. But apparently, those efforts failed.

Meerkat, a live-streaming app that automatically tweets out a link to your followers, saw its user base jump at least 30%, Ryan Cooley, the company’s community director, told Mashable.

Cooley would not specify how many Meerkat users there currently are, but the app reportedly had 120,000 users when the Twitter crackdown occurred. That means at least another 36,000 people have signed up for Meerkat since then, based on back-of-the-envelope math — an impressive stat, however you look at it. Read more…

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Source: Mashable Social Media

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