What Is Periscope?

What Is Periscope?

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Periscope is a live video streaming social media app that lets you broadcast to your followers who can comment on what you’re doing or viewing – and send you hearts, too. The hearts flutter higher on the screen, the more you receive.

Last month, Periscope the reached 10 million accounts mark – and about 50% of those accounts belong to people who are aged 18-34. There’s your audience, right there. Registered and ready to be entertained.

If you want to play a game with your friend who’s on a WiFi-enabled flight – you can! If you want to interact with friends at a party you can’t attend in Madrid – you can! And Periscope have just added a global live map to the app

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Whereas Snapchat is just 10 seconds of storytelling, Periscope’s live video stream is perfect for entertaining your followers and neither Snapchat or Vine are real-time, as Periscope is.

Of course, there are a few UX flaws that Periscope will fix – you can’t fast forward or rewind the replays and if you drop off a live stream because of a bug that needs fixing, you have to go back to the beginning, you can’t pick up where you dropped off. But these are fixes that will come in time – the real-time aspect and the ability to comment/interact live are the really exciting aspects of Periscope – for both consumers, and for brands.

Download Periscope today, and begin experimenting in real-time – you’ll know what works from the real-time comments and interactions you receive.

iTunes

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