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Thursday 28 May 2015

Periscope User's Guide + VIDEOS

Okay, you guys.

It's time to get yourself acquainted with Periscope.

You've likely heard of it, maybe a friend or two has mentioned that they've discovered it and have fallen down the rabbit hole of immersing themselves deep into it, and they are suddenly, inexplicably hooked.

Had I not had such a huge to-do list today I may have fallen down that hole… because it IS fascinating… but it can also be mind-numbingly boring. It really depends on who you are following. One thing is certain: it is wildly voyeuristic. Read on for more so I can familiarise you.

First of all, the sign up. Go to the App store or Google Play, and sign up with your phone number (they send you a confirmation code) or via Twitter.

Now, Periscope came onto my radar a few weeks ago - a friend flagged it on her Facebook page. So I downloaded the app immediately. When you pop your phone number in (drop the '0') you will be sent a confirmation code. I didn't get the code a few times over, so I gave up. Keep going - you will crack it. It really isn't that hard.

Here's what the Periscope people say about the live video streaming service (which has just been acquired by Twitter - follow some 'curated' Periscope clips here at 

Just over a year ago, we became fascinated by the idea of discovering the world through someone else’s eyes. What if you could see through the eyes of a protester in Ukraine? Or watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon in Cappadocia? It may sound crazy, but we wanted to build the closest thing to teleportation. While there are many ways to discover events and places, we realized there is no better way to experience a place right now than through live video. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but live video can take you someplace and show you around.

To see more, go to their site here.

It really is one of those must try it, but here is a rundown:

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