Periscope – Live broadcasting and viewing across the world.

Periscope is quite a new app but has taken off by storm. Launched in March 2015, it is an app where anyone, literally anyone can broadcast live from their phone or tablet and show the world what is happening around them. For example, if you are watching the 100m final of the Olympics in Brazil, you can start recording this on your phone. Your broadcast will be shown to all your fans and followers across the world an anybody else who is interested in watching. The app could have a profound impact on the world of news. Now journalists can broadcast from events and incidents across the world and show exactly what is happening at key moments during key times.

Apart from the possibility of changing the world, Periscope is also cool to interact and hangout with people you follow or your fans and followers. If you are a broadcaster, you can invite people to show them what you are doing with your life, have a live chat with them, share an event with them or just have the app continually broadcasting. If you are a fan then you can interact and talk with a broadcaster on a new level. No waiting for tweets to be replied to, periscope is instant, live and works in real time.

You can also display your stream automatically via Twitter.

Pros

  • Amazing broadcasts from amazing people around the world.
  • Easy to use system.
  • Fun way to connect with people.
  • Fantastic integration with your personal Twitter account.

Cons

  • If you are broadcasting, hard to pick up initial followers.
  • Without a strong online connection, the app is difficult to use.
  • Requires a Twitter account to use.

Summary

If you are looking for something new, Periscope is the app to try out. A new form of sharing with the world, it is fun yet at the same time compelling to see what is going on in the world. You now have a unique view of people’s lives in every corner of the world. How they live, how they act, what they see. This is truly compelling and this app is a must have to discover and enlighten yourself.

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