Thursday, 9 June 2016

Up Periscope

Or 'Scope' if you're down with the kids.

Excellent platform that allows you to broadcast live from your phone about whatever. Last night we picked up on a house fire live from Cork (yep, all safe) and an excellent DJ Scratch set from Brooklyn. 

But there's lots of really interesting stuff that eats into your battery. Live sports too although it found itself in hot water with the NFL over copyright. The UFC too had to issue 'take down' notices as fans broadcasted fights live.

Indeed you can broadcast corporate events but frankly, it doesn't fit with the audience really......

It's owned by Twitter and that gives you options to share feeds. It started as a news feed in 2013 for showing protests in Istanbul but it has developed into more Social since Twitter took over (or bought it for something rumoured to be circa 50 million usd).

Highly recommended by Streamabout. (And no, no one asked us or paid us to say that. Unfortunately!).