Periscope App: Review and first experiences
That is the way I always start my comments on the new app by Twitter called Periscope. Today I would like to give you a short introduction to the app and my first Periscope experiences, the first one being just last night. Haha.
Periscope allows you to tune in live to a video that anyone around the world is shooting. You can view what they are seeing at that exact moment. The app allows for live comments as well, it is like a chat room for each individuals LIVE video you are watching. Everyone watching the broadcast, including the "host", if you will, can see the comments. It is fun because, you can communicate instantly with the person shooting the video: ask questions, make comments, and share opinions. While you're watching what the host is seeing, you can tap the side of the screen and like it. You can tap multiple times by the way and the app keeps a count of the hearts, or likes.
I found out about this app last night when I was watching the new video from my favorite Beauty Guru, Emily Noel. She mentioned the app and how she liked it because she could broadcast anything easily with her followers. I went to the Apple app store and downloaded it. Yes, this speaks of the trust I have in her, lol. By the way, for honest, helpful beauty tips and products you have to check her out. Back to Periscope...
When you download the app, you can sign in using your Twitter account, which is what I did. When I went into the app, one of the first LIVE broadcasts was someone with a title about their walk to work in Rome. Sounded interesting enough so I joined the broadcast. I was blown away at the fact that at that moment, at 11:00pm at my home, I was watching LIVE at someone walking the streets of Rome. Best of all, this person was able to describe and answer all of our questions in that second! I don't know if this might sounded somewhat, "lame," BUT, the best way I could describe the what I felt and was thinking at that moment was " this is AMAZING and "wow, so CRAZY!" This guy was very friendly with his followers and was hoping to reach 1 million hearts/likes on that broadcast. Long story short, he reached his goal. Congrats to him. Here are some print screens of what I saw on this live broadcast. If you want to follow him, his Periscope is: @BaseGiulioBase
|The guy said this was an angel with a selfie stick, lol.|
|The pope's church.|
That night I also tuned into a broadcast by an italian young man at his office. His primary language was Italian but spoke some english and he was able to communicate with me and answer my questions. From what I understood, his boss was not there which was why he was able to be on Periscope, it was about 9am on his side of the world, and he was something of an architect/interior designer.
Another person I met was a young lady in France. She did not speak english so it was difficult to understand and communicate but still fun as hell. I know very little french so I loved hearing her speaking french, at the same time I was trying to listen carefully ...
GUYS, my phone just notified me that CHRIS DELIA was doing a live broadcast, and I had to tune in. The connection got lost or he ended it. But I just LOVE him and got so excited to see him live for a bit. His Persicope is: @chrisdelia
Anyway, where was I. Oh yes, about the french girl. What I learned about her is that she is a talented guitarist and singer. She played two songs live which sounded very nice. Im still wondering where I can purchase her music. Her Periscope is: @Ju_Zic
This morning I tuned into a broadcast of a man that was driving home to Orange County (OC) in the freeway after going to Baldwin Park for some King Taco tacos. First of all, I told him it was dangerous that he was on the app and driving. Leaving that aside for a sec: It was also pretty crazy that he drove that much for tacos because its quite a drive from the OC to Baldwin Park, but I too love King Taco tacos so I understand lol. He also mentioned that he has stopped using Facebook because he is so into Periscope. I asked him how long the app has been out and he said its been about a month. His Periscope: @socal5560_alex
Needless to say, I am really enjoying this app and look forward to doing some live broadcasts myself. However, I'm not sure I feel comfortable yet in broadcasting random things lol. I would rather show you something a bit more interesting like, places I visit by my town, or something like that.
We'll see :)
Here's my Periscope by the way: @NalaAdor.
Below are some pictures on the app to get you acquainted.
Your profile, heres mine. Im still trying to figure out how to edit my profile lol.
Start your broadcast.
This is where you see if the people you're following are having a live broadcast. Sometimes you can replay a broadcast but it will not be live, it will tell you how long ago the broadcast ended.
These are the live global broadcast, popular ones.
More global brodcasts, the ones not as popular, lol.
If you sign into Periscope with your twitter account, it will let you know who also has a Periscope from the people on Twitter that you follow.
The most loved Periscope section.
Thats all I can think of to share about Periscope. I am also still learning so, we'll all figure it out.
Have a good one! :)