Periscope

☀ ☀ ☀ ☀ Periscope allows users to broadcast what they are doing to others. Unlike Skype, OoVoo and Houseparty, only the host appears on camera. Watchers communicate with the broadcaster through comments. Periscope connects people quickly and efficiently. It has potential to be a great tool for journalists, who could share interviews or breaking news live. However, the app faces a fierce competitor: Facebook Live. If reaching a larger audience is your goal, Facebook Live is the better option. Periscope presents the option to alert Twitter followers about broadcasts but still lacks Facebook’s popularity.  Nisa Ayral

☀ ☀ ☀ ☀  With Periscope, you can create video on your smartphone from anywhere and have anyone from anywhere else see it—live. You can also follow other users and watch their live or saved videos. While watching a video, you can send comments that the person who is being filmed can see and answer. This is a useful tool for journalists who are covering live events. I can also see these being a popular app for Viners and Youtubers who like to vlog. You can download the app on the app store and for Android. — Ashley Altmann

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