In February of 2014, live streaming video social network Justin.tv pivoted into Twitch, which focuses solely on gamers . The company, founded in 2006, built their network of live streamers on a desktop computer. Eventually, the switch to gaming made sense because gamers are tied to a desktop. Six months after becoming Twitch, the company sold to Amazon for $1BN, Amazon’s second largest acquisition to date . Almost a year after Twitch’s sale, names like Periscope, Meerkat and YouNow are igniting a firestorm of discussion on the future of social live streaming. Why now?