Future of News’s “3 to read”: Twitter live streams | Facebook wants to be your publisher | Snowden changes how people see privacy

3 to read: A weekly compilation of a trio of stories, videos, and data viz from the past week for Future of News members.

  1. Live streaming? Twitter jumps in, with Periscope (and don’t forget Meerkat).
  2. Publishers, get ready to use someone else’s printing presses: “Distributed content” means publishing your content on social, not your own site, and it’s growing in popularity — think BuzzFeed, Reported.ly, and others.
  3. The Snowden effect: Leaks change the way Americans view privacy, at least a little.

— Matt Carroll