Periscope is a live stream broadcasting platform connected with Twitter. I actually first used Periscope to attempt to watch the big Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight. I was too cheap to pay a hundred bucks to see the fight. To stay in the loop in real time, I started following the fight on Twitter and saw that some people were using Periscope to “watch” the fight.
I actually downloaded the app, linked it with my Twitter and found a broadcasting stream just in time for the last bell to go in the last round. I watched the announcer proclaim Mayweather the winner (on someone else’s TV with about 7,000 other people tuning in) …and I realized that this live broadcast stuff had gone from the hands of the TV trucks to everyone with a smartphone!
While tinkering with Periscope, I actually watched some “behind the scenes” stuff of the NBA (announcers who were periscoping at shoot-arounds before games, etc.). I also tinkered with following a few LA area celebrities like Marcellus Wiley of ESPN Radio (videoing a radio show!) and some local TV anchors as they talked with their fans prior to going on the air (when are they on air?).
A week ago, some ministry leaders and I had a conversation talking about Periscope and how it could be used for ministry. Not many of us had much experience, but we shared what we knew…and had a conversation about it. After a few moments of talking about Periscope, it dawned on me that I could actually Periscope our Conversation about Periscope. So I got my iPhone out and started recording!
Here is the link to my Periscope feed from that:
- Original-https://www.periscope.tv/w/1zqKVmjnEzVxB (only lasted for 24 hours… but still follow me!)
- Archived- http://ktch.tv/2j5t
- Here’s the MP3 recording of our entire Webinar/Conversation
- Here’s the MP4 recording of our entire Webinar/Conversation
One of the public figures who has done the most with Periscope is the publisher/author/blogger/platform-maker Michael Hyatt. He actually did a 30 Day Experiment with #Periscope.
After the experiment, he wrote a helpful article on what he learned. Pretty insightful stuff. I appreciated most of all this snippet:
“Think of it this way:
-Blogging is one-dimensional: just words.
-Podcasting is two-dimensional: words plus audio.
-Scoping is three-dimensional: words, audio, and video.
Because of this, people are able to experience more of who I truly am. Why is this important? Because the more authentic we can be, the more impact we can have.”
Not sure what all I’m going to do with Periscope, but I thought I’d share where I’m at currently…