Back on August 6, I posted an article that spoke about two live streaming options: Meerkat vs. Periscope. At that time, all indications were that Periscope was the app of choice, and that most people researching and writing about these two options felt that Meerkat would eventually become extremely marginal.
Since doing that research and writing that article, I have been intending to try out Periscope myself, just to see the advantages and disadvantages from my own perspective. Well, it’s been 3 ½ months and I finally got around to doing it today!
I was doing a video broadcast with Frank Thomas for the Small Business Tips Show and, once we completed the broadcast, we started discussing a bit of what it was we were working on, as we usually do. I had mentioned to Frank that I was finally going to give Periscope a try, thinking that I could utilize it to help one of my clients explain specific steps and processes required to sign up and participate in a new app that he has developed. I don’t have screen capture software and felt that I could use Periscope to capture the setup process from my computer screen, then upload the video to my client’s YouTube channel and link it to his social media profiles.
Well, if you’ve been listening to our podcasts or watching our video broadcasts, you know that my pal Frank is a bit of a techie! He is interested in learning more about Periscope, but asked me why I wasn’t using a Google hangout for screen capture instead. Read more “Periscope or Google Hangouts?”