Periscope: “Explore the world through someone else’s eyes.”

It is well-known that social media is an essential part of our life. And Facebook and Twitter are the best and most popular platforms for connecting, sharing, exchanging and so on. But today there is an app that not just connects people worldwide, but also gives its users the opportunity to “explore the world through someone else’s eyes.”

What is  Periscope?


Periscope
 is Twitter’s new live-streaming video app for both, iOS and Android. The
novelty, developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein, allows you to watch and perpssssebroadcast live video from all across the globe. One of it’s advantages is that anyone can view the video streams not only live, but also for up to 24 hours after they are made.

Why did I choose Periscope as a useful resource for media students?

  • Periscope is a real example of how the development of new technologies and the Internet have changed the media (and the journalism).
  • Also! It allows us to be in the role of reporters, and this is a great experience.
  • With Periscope it is even easier to reach international audience and connect with people from different parts of the world.
  • As a media students we should keep track of the latest news and trends, and I am sure that most of us (maybe all of us) rely on Twitter for that. But in my opinion Periscope is better than all other platforms, especially when it comes to hard news and serious events. This way of reporting a news story (streaming it live) is faster, more interesting and trustworthy. 

P.S.: If you are interested and want to know even more:
What is Periscope and why Twitter bought it

Zoey 

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4 Comments

  1. I believe the resource you have suggested in your blog post is an invaluable tool for journalism students. The idea of telling a news story on the spot as it unfolds in front of the camera is an authentic and interactive way of informing the audience. I think an early learning of the Periscope’s insights will be beneficial for the prospective journalists.

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  2. I agree with the comment above but i also was unaware of this twist on twitter. I think its a real clever update and it is putting a real turn on who are being the reporters of news in todays society. We all know that we are producers as well as consumers and this tool seems an interesting way to keep evolving our place in the medias eyes.

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  3. Great suggestion. I didn’t even know about Periscope before i read your post! I really feel that this is an innovative piece of social development and truly does give you the experience and opportunity to ‘explore the world through somebody else’s eyes’. I feel that this would be extremely beneficial towards journalistic and media production research and studies. Or even just social and personal benefits. Experiencing someone else’s life for a day could help us to appreciate our own a lot more.

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