I just wanted to do a quick post about my current obsession, Periscope. (partly, because I want your opinion) Periscope is a live video streaming app (like Meerkat) and it is not really new, but it is new to me. I have been hearing about it for awhile in the newsroom, since the anchors and reporters use it to scope from breaking news scenes or stories that would be interesting to see live. (and to build up excitement to watch the actual newscast)
I finally caved and downloaded the app a few months ago, but only because I wanted to set up an account since I like claiming my blog name for new social media things. (I talked about why I do this in my advice for new bloggers post) I did my first scope at Hudson’s birthday party since we were using those water balloons that filled up all at once and I thought people would find it interesting to see if they worked. (they did.. they were a huge hit actually!) I’ve done a few more videos since then, I like doing my Rocksbox delivery unboxing and I have also done a video of a kids clothing haul from Carter’s.
There is a huge amount of variety of what people post on there. Discussions, driving scopes, just sitting around… you never know what you are going to find! This weekend, my husband and I were hanging out on the couch watching a movie and I decided to see what was on Periscope. Some guy (named Dave) was scoping the Foo Fighters concert from St. Paul. I love the Foo Fighters, and they are great in concert, so this was awesome to watch! He had really good seats and hundreds of people were watching and chatting… even talking about which song they were going to perform next based on the set list. So fun!
|Oh HI, Dave!|
The other day John Mayer was on there talking about his different guitars and where he got them… etc. Everyone was asking him to play something, so he did. He just propped his phone up, and started playing. He was wearing gym shorts, a baseball cap and sneakers. It was cool to see how someone so famous was just spending time at home. (at least I thought so!) Next week on the blog, I am going to do an whole post on famous people who use Periscope… I have a big list already, but I want to make sure I don’t miss anyone!
Right now, I have just been making the kind of videos I like to watch. Unboxings, fun events, stuff like that. I have SOOO many scopers that I love to watch, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites who scope regularly:
Angela Cruz Ledford: She is a Periscope fanatic and does really fun scopes around South Florida and with her adorable dog, Mogwai!
Michelle Marie Diaz: She is a health and fitness expert and also a mom of two. She hosts discussions, makes recipes, and even scopes her workouts sometimes! Michelle always has such high energy and I love watching her.
So I hope to see you on Periscope soon, and if you have any ideas of what you would like to see me do a scope on… please let me know in the comments! What would you like to see more of? Behind-the-scenes at my job? Blogger Q &A? I have also been thinking about doing a scope to tie into my monthly Family Favorites post. What do you guys think?
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