Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What is Periscope & Plannerscope

As if the world of social media isn't hard enough to keep up with, there is a new platform called "Periscope". It is similar to it's rival video streaming app called Meerkat. Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world with your iPhone or Android device.

I started doing Periscope videos to get back into filming. I haven't been great at posting YouTube videos recently. Anyone who does YouTube videos will tell you, they are a lot of work. Filming, editing, voice overs, getting good lighting are all factors of creating YouTube videos. I am hoping that by using Periscope, I can still show everyone that I am still using my planner, am still active in the planner community, and it will allow me to be more interactive with my viewers/followers. So, let me explain to you how Periscope works.

Periscope works in conjunction with Twitter, so if you have a Twitter account, this should be easy to set up.  Once you go on live, the app will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time.

Instantly interact with those who join in. If a comment or question is made, you can respond in real time. Viewers send "hearts" by tapping on the screen to let you know that what you are saying at the time is well liked by the viewer and is a form of appreciation.

By using the hashtag "#PLANNERSCOPE" it is used to categorize that the specific Periscope video is about planners. Therefore, everyone in the planner community can easily recognize it and share the video with other planner enthusiasts who may not be following you.


When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time. -Google Play

Although scopes disappear after 24 hours, users can capture their scopes using Katch.me on the web using cloud. You can then download them from here and post them onto YouTube. I personally use the option to save my Periscope directly to my phone and then repost onto YouTube. Having it done this way you are unable to see the comments and hearts.

I have now posted most of the rebroadcasted videos I have done onto YouTube. You can also view a few of them here now:




**For those of you who are not a fan of the veritcal view, Periscope has now updated so that you can film videos horizontally and view from a larger perspective by changing the orientation of your phone.

I am definitely enjoying being able to make videos again. This just works better for me since I don't have the time to edit videos like I used to. I hope you enjoy it. I appreciate any feedback and comments. Please let me know if you some suggestions for me, I would be happy to see them.

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