I wrote about Periscope last March when it was first introduced. Click here to see that story. Today, Periscope announced they surpassed 10 million users. That’s just four months in operation. Pretty amazing. I think that many of you would love it if you gave it a try. I will do a Periscope video and hopefully show it to you in the next Digidame post.
What makes a Periscope video so special is you are live as you record. You become the broadcaster. People who like your subject matter in addition to one’s family and friends, get to watch you in real time. All you do is download the app for iOS or Android and you are ready to go.
If you are currently on any of the social media platforms–Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, then you will enjoy Periscope. It’s the same social interaction that you enjoy when you follow people and they follow you, only live.
Just as a reminder, Periscope was purchased by Twitter for approximately $100 million last March. Today the founders, Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein, said they’re seeing over 40 years’ worth of video watched per day. I can’t even fathom that kind of time in 24 hours. Mind boggling.