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Ships are always the first to go in Armageddon movies; 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Poseidon (of course), Pacific Rim, this list goes on and on.

And the latest? Independence Day Resurgence. Why is it that block buster movies about earth in distress almost invariably seem to include dramatic scenes of ocean going vessels being destroyed?

Sure the images are spectacular, but then so are images of destroyed cities, motorways, airliners, etc. Maybe directors and graphic artists are simply looking for variety, but then what about trains? Trains rarely seem to face the wrath of computer generated Armageddon.

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Last week I watched, live, the Leader of a major UK political party make a barnstorming speech at a huge outdoor gathering; then switched over to watch a band play, live, in a Russian park and finally, watched live as Portugal won the Euro 2016 football Championships right from the heart of the Portuguese crowd – the dancing, the screaming and the tears.

I did all this on my phone via Facebook Live.

In a recent article for our Newsletter, I discussed live streaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat, but now Facebook Live has taken live streaming to another level.

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