Periscope: What’s All the Fuss About?!?

Periscope: What’s All the Fuss About?!?

There is a new social media player in town and it’s called Periscope. Unless you have lived under a rock for the past few months, I’m sure you have set up a Periscope account, watched other “scopes” or at the very least seen invites on Twitter.  So what the hell is all the fuss about? I’ll tell you! Scoping for fun! Periscope is live-streaming which means you’re watching the broadcast in real time. One of the most awesome things is that you can see and experience events that you would normally miss out on. Thanks to John Chen (@bigkid), I got to watch the Blue Angels which is always impressive. Thanks to @mousetoyourhous, I am able to go to Disney every single day to experience the rides, people watch, see the new product lines, and so much more. That is priceless for a Disney fan like me! Thanks to Alex Pettitt @alexpettitt, I was able to learn all kinds of awesome Periscope tips that were super helpful. And, Mitch Oates @lifeatseaphoto does his scopes from his surfboard in Australia which is beyond amazing. Scoping to learn! Scopes are not only letting you experience places and events but it’s also great for sharing content with people. I’m all about learning so I love to pop in on broadcasts that teach me something. The thing I enjoy most about broadcasting my own scopes is the fact that they are so much more casual than a recorded webinar or even a live Google Hangout. On other platforms I feel like my make-up needs to be perfect and my hair needs to look...
Social Media through the Grapevine: Twitter, Facebook, Periscope updates

Social Media through the Grapevine: Twitter, Facebook, Periscope updates

Keeping up with social media changes, tweaks, fixes, and such is a full time job and one you don’t have time for which is why I bring am happy to bring you Social Media through the Grapevine. This week we take a peek at what Twitter is testing, Periscope replays, more Facebook Messenger news, what’s new on MicheleLawson.com, and who now holds the record for most liked pic on Instagram. (I’ll give you a hint: A member of the Kardashian/Jenner family (but which one?)). Twitter: It’s not about what I had for breakfast anymore. Twitter sure has grown up in the past few years. In her article, “Testing new ways to make it easier to discover products and places” Amaryllis Fox (@amaryllisfox) tells us all about some big changes going on over at Twitter and why some account may look a bit more like Pinterest. Periscope live and now Periscope replays OH NO! One of your favorite Periscope personalities did an impromptu 3 minute video from their favorite coffee shop and you missed it! Never fear. Periscope now allows you to catch the replay. Which is awesome. Nothing frustrates me more than hearing that awesome chime that lets me know that one of my Periscopers has started a live broadcast but I’m (at the dentist/grocer/napping/insert your own activity here) and can’t watch right now. Super duper happy for replay availability. PS: Beginning July 1st, yours truly will be “scoping” daily with social media tips so follow me now, catch me live starting Wednesday, and/or watch my replays at chelelawson on Periscope. Thank you, Periscope! Facebook Messenger without a Facebook...