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William & Mary professors broadcast Q&A live on Periscope

WILLIAMSBURG — The College of William and Mary made its foray into a new realm of social media on Monday with the university's first Periscope and Facebook Live broadcast.

Periscope is a live video streaming app that enables users to "broadcast" live videos of themselves to anyone watching via the app. Facebook Live is a similar feature available to Facebook account holders. Viewers on both apps can type in questions that the host sees in real time and can answer.

The technology, which developed as a form of video-based Twitter a year ago, has been used for live question and answer sessions with celebrities, athletes and now, a William and Mary professor.