Ever Dream of Having your Own Live TV Station?
Now you can with Periscope. Here’s a breakdown of the new ap:
Your own live TV station. Periscope is a live streaming video platform operated from your smartphone. It’s just the right new addition to other social media platform focusing on text and pictures…just what you need to round off your social media campaign!
What does Periscope do?
Periscope allows you to video-record and broadcast to anywhere in the world. If you have ever used Skype, it is a similar experience, but instead of video conferencing with one person, you can stream to the masses.
Who is on Periscope?
1M+ users joined Periscope in its first ten days… and it seems that Periscope’s users are diverse in age. This tool can be used for a variety of functional, educational, and entertaining purposes, which may contribute to the fact that the user base seems so diverse.
How do I get started?
You can sign up with Periscope in two ways. First, you can use Periscope in conjunction with your Twitter account, and second, you can even create a Periscope account by using your cell phone number.
The beauty of signing up with your existing Twitter account is the potential to connect with existing Twitter users and broadcast Periscope updates via your existing Twitter account. Perhaps one day Periscope will become a Twitter feature, rather than a separate entity.
What are people using Periscope for?
Everything. To give you an idea, just check out the Periscope Blog which highlights past trends in videos. Here are a few examples:
- Christie’s auction of Picasso’s The Women of Algiers for $179.3 million
- A walk through the streets of NYC with Jeremy Cowart
- Backstage with The Rolling Stones
Don’t be nervous to get started….you don’t have to be a journalist, broadcaster, public speaker, or entertainer…just be yourself and share your world with your friends, family, and like-minded individuals.
What about Periscope for my Business?
Companies are already using it! CVS, RedBull, Mountain Dew, DKNY, Lane Bryant are taking full advantage of this new social tool. Get started soon to gain an advantage over others in your industry.
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