I was in New York this week with the Weebly team. While there, I did some more testing with the Periscope broadcasts. I thought my walks to and from work might be interesting for people to view (especially since our office is based in the Flatiron District, which is a cool part of the city). Couple things I have learned from my NY broadcasts:
- Periscope only saves the videos for 24 hours. After that, they are only available on your camera roll. So, basically, when you see my periscope links on Twitter, if the 24hr window has passed, the video is removed from the Periscope App. My thought is to post some of these videos to my blog after they get deleted from periscope (thus allowing me to continue to share them).
- I was surprised how many people tuned in to these broadcasts (about 50-70 people). I guess "Walking in NYC" is a pretty good topic. Ironically, I just noticed that NY Times just ran a series of articles this week on walking in NYC. So, I guess that validates this broadcast! Article is here.
- When you watch the videos below, you will hear me responding to questions from people on Periscope who are tuning in to my Broadcast. Unfortunately you cannot see these comments/questions on my video stream because the comments are not saved once the 24hr period expires. Comments can only be viewed live or for 24 hrs after the video ends and is available on the periscope app only. After that, the video is saved in your camera roll sans comments.
One last point -- the way I plan to use Periscope is to conduct informal interviews with industry folks. I'll promote it on twitter, broadcast it, take questions, and then add the final interview to my blog (where it can be viewed at any time).
I wonder if Periscope will ever allow users to save videos forever on the periscope app.
Summary of videos below
First video below is my walk from the Weebly NYC office to my hotel.
Second video is the next day - my walk from the Weebly NYC office to my hotel.
Third video is the next morning - my walk from the hotel to the NYC office.