I have never thought of myself as having an addictive personality but that was before I became aware of Facebook, Twitter, Whatsap and now Periscope. When I heard about this latest communication device I couldn’t resist logging on to see what it was all about. Now at the sound of a whistle ( ‘up periscope’ ) I march zombie like to the nearest media device and tune in. Bit like an episode of Dr Who. Nine times out of ten, it is Basil McCrea, who must have his camera at the ready at all times. Basil seems to think it is the next big thing in social media, I’m yet to be convinced. Not all people react well to a camera been stuck in their face and become embarrassed and tongue tied. ( I wonder can you get patches to control the desire to be in touch with what is happening at all time.)
Anyhow judge for yourselves. Is it a gimmick or will it replace Twitter? You can tune in and listen or watch your followers talk to the camera. Will it become an important tool in the months running up to the 2016 elections?
Periscope on the App Store on iTunes – Apple