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 broadcast 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