With Meerkat, the Butt-Dial Goes Nuclear

Livestream video for everybody—including teenagers! Imagine the possibilities.

A one month old meerkat pup walks by its mother after emerging from an underground burrow at the San Francisco Zoo March 18, 2002 in San Francisco, CA. A litter of five pups was born in February.

Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Meerkat is a new app that stole the show at South by Southwest by making it dead simple to livestream video from your phone to your Twitter followers. But it is proving too simple for a lot of people who end up following this general course of events:

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