Periscope is a platform, in the form of a mobile app, that allows a person to broadcast a live feed using their mobile camera. These feeds, whilst live are recorded once a broadcaster has finished. These saved broadcasts are deleted of the Periscope platform, after 24 hours have elapsed. If you are the broadcast creator, you have an option to permanently save (and then transfer to another medium) onto your mobile device. If you are a broadcast viewer, you can interact via messages on a live feed, but you only have the option to view a live feed. One can view a feed after its has been live for up to 24 hours after a live feed has finished. A viewer cannot interact with a non-live broadcast and you do not get an option to save.
There is also during a live broadcast, the option to tap your screen and give the broadcaster a ‘heart’ which is (most likely to become important in the future) a vanity metric.
With this new platform, there are those who are using it to further their reach to their Twitter followers and using the medium for many purposes. These may range from pure entertainment ( for example, watching people at a party), as a form of informal education or webinar, or even for one to many interaction such as a Q & A session.
No doubt there are uses for this platform yet to be discovered and at the time of writing, this author has become addicted (some what) to viewing about 32 broadcasts and has become a broadcaster for 2 ‘episodes’ so far,
To discover further this exciting new medium and platform I have some useful links below to give you some more insight and in-depth understanding of Periscope.
Dan’s company helps existing users overcome issues with WordPress sites for one off jobs or ongoing with a monthly fee
Dan’s website wpcurve.com
Dan’s Periscope tips http://dannorris.me/periscope-tips/
Serial Entrepreneur, Chris helps folk get virtual assistants to assist in the running/building of their online or bricks and mortar business’. Chris is also a podcaster, speaker, author & Blogger
@ChrisDucker Chris’ website chrisducker.com
Chris’ Periscope help on building your brand http://www.chrisducker.com/periscope-to-build-your-personal-brand/
Website that reports on breaking news in all things tech based
Techcrunch’s Twitter @TechCrunch
Techcrunch’s website Techcrunch.com
Techcrunch’s Periscope report http://techcrunch.com/topic/company/periscope/
A site offering current Periscope Live broadcast views https://watchonperiscope.com/
David Keene’s LinkedIn Article on Periscope https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-periscope-means-marketeers-david-keene
If you have seen a broadcast, or even have been broadcasting on the platform yourself, let us know your experience in the comments.