UPDATE, THURSDAY APRIL 1st, 2021:
A DownCulture EXCLUSIVE!
Head of Customer Success & Operations at Streamyard Reaches out to DownCulture, “you can still stream and view streams on periscope for a bit”
Our crack team of researchers here at DownCulture immediately investigated. You can, in fact, still stream to Periscope…(streamed 2 hours ago)
We will continue to monitor the situation, stay tuned here
Periscope live stream app, the live streaming service owned by Twitter, will be discontinuing tomorrow on March 31st 2021.
What is happening to Periscope?
When is this happening?
The Good Old Days
I remember the first time I used the app. It was three years ago. I borrowed an iPad from work to use as a teaching tool for when I was tutoring.
I remember opening the app and clicking on the map – I found myself navigating around the world, watching people do random things. Some people were playing guitar, others dancing. Some people were live streaming while driving. There was a ton of people smoking weed.
Then in the summer of 2020, came the protests. I watched dozens of protests where people were live streaming. Some peaceful. Some not peaceful.
There are videos of me showing off my culinary skills. Testing out my fun camping gear. And hanging out in the backyard enjoying the weather.
Other videos include my attempts at doing a podcast. With names such as “Story Time with D” and “Three Body Podcast” (I like that last one, I may bring it back in the future).
I even had my account features locked once. All good though, they gave it back.
Where to now?
Keep an eye out on my twitter feed, I’ll be sharing my favourite videos I’ve made over the last three years on Periscope. Stay tuned!
Have you used Periscope live streaming before? If so, did you have fun? What did you do on the app?
As always, feel free to leave a comment below!
(cover photo taken from https://www.wired.com/2014/11/genius-periscope-gives-eyes-back-head/)