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Discussion in 'Online Journalism' started by BB Bobcat, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Yeah, I practically watched the whole Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on it. I felt like I was right on the couch with that Fillipino family.
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  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    I just watched my first Periscope video: of a buddy playing stickball with his son. Pretty lame, but I can definitely see the value of it in more useful applications.

    Hope there's wifi access, because there's not a data plan in the world that'll cover what something like that'll eat up.
  3. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    So I run an entertainment site. For the nightly show review, I periscoped during commercial breaks for a live chat and to talk about what happened. Had 100-plus people, some firing off questions or asking an opinion. I think the live chat format is the best way to do it; maybe during March Madness you do a giant whiteboard with the brackets and do a Periscope of your picks?
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    I haven't downloaded the app yet, so maybe this will be obvious, but how do people chat with you? Is it like Skype? (Although guessing not since having 100 people talk at the same time would be a little obtrusive.)
  5. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    They text, you talk. If you have enough watchers, questions come flying in quick. Downside is there's no way to moderate, so depending on the crowd you'll get some pretty rough comments thrown at you.
    If I was at a paper covering a sport, if I'm at a big game and have the following, I'm doing a live chat before a game and after deadline. Not long, just long enough to talk about what's coming, what will be in the paper, then what happened and what you can expect to see in print/online.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    And with the ability to save the chat (not sure how long it stays up) then people don't have to see you right then and there, so just assume whatever you record will be seen even if you don't have any live viewers. I noticed a few people have gone back and watched a few of my clips after the fact.
  7. Florida_Man

    Florida_Man Member

    Don't know if anyone watched WaPo's Dan Worthington stream himself designing the sports front Wednesday night, but it was definitely a cool use of the app.
  8. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Well-Known Member

    That was all over Twitter. Something I didn't expect to be a huge deal ended up going viral.
  9. Has anyone had experience using it during a game? I cover preps here, figured it would be cool to periscope a tight finish between two rivals, or with the postseason around the corner, using it for then.

  10. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    If the postseason has broadcast rights, you may have your cred yanked.
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Is that saved? Can I look it up and still watch it?
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I think so. Rachel Nichols tweeted out a link and you need Periscope loaded on your phone to make it work.

    I played around with Periscope over the weekend and six weirdos watched it live. I have no idea why.
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