People are questioning the validity and longevity of Periscope. Thoughts of whether it will be around in another couple of years or will be able to continue it’s rapid growth are keeping people skeptical.
As far as video goes, it’s here to stay, especially on social media platforms. YouTube and Facebook are in a heated competition to be the place for video consumption, especially amongst young adults and teenagers.
So what does that mean for you and Periscope? With the ability to be live on a mobile device it offers things that video on the other two platforms cannot. Things like real time interaction with an audience along with authenticity are just a few of them.
For those of us who use Periscope (broadcasters and viewers alike) we must be careful not to act as if what’s happening in the world of Periscope is the biggest thing going on in the world.
Are We Really Breaking News?
App updates, new features, and analytics are all great things for us who are making Periscope part of our daily lives but they do not make the world go round. We need to make sure that we’re making the barriers to using Periscope small, minimal, and infrequent. We love the platform it provides, the community that’s growing, and relationships we’re building.
If we act, however, as if everything that happens on Periscope is breaking news, then we belittle the platform and ourselves to the world outside of it.
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One of the reasons I love Periscope so much is that it gives me a behind-the-scenes view into people’s world and perspective. I don’t use Periscope because so someone can tell me that hearts are now bats because it’s Halloween. I use Periscope because I want to see the world (literally) through the eyes of Euro Maestro or Colin Dyer‘s amazing drawings.
Let me do us all a big favor and say this now…
Our world wouldn’t end if Periscope disappeared.
Be authentic and genuine in your scopes. Share your world on Periscope. Don’t make Periscope your world.
What do you think? Do you think people using Periscope can forget about what else is going on in the world?