Twitter’s Periscope appoints editor in chief

Periscope broadcastTwitter-owned video streaming service, Periscope, has appointed Medium executive Evan Hansen as editor in chief.

Announcing the move on his Medium blog, Hansen said: “I still love the written word and Medium, but I honestly can’t think of many things more exciting than helping build a new platform with mobile phones and real time video.”

Hansen joined Medium, a publishing platform set up by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, in 2013. Before that he worked as editor in chief at tech magazine Wired.

He is due to start his new job at Periscope on May 16.