Today over coffee with Todd Stocker I was introduced to the world of Periscope. A self proclaimed video link to “explore the world through someone else’s eyes.” It is a fascinating app that allows anyone to go live on the internet with a video. People are able to tune in to your broadcast using the app on their phone or tablet. Viewers also have the option of sharing a comment with you or to send some hearts to your screen so they can “show the love.”
It is an interesting concept to explore for ministry. I can see a dark side to this type of application, but also the potential to care for people. As an experiment I am going to set up a Periscope schedule (watch my twitter feed and Facebook page) in the next few days to try this technology out.
I’ll pick a topic and begin a broadcast inviting you to join in and share in the online conversation. If you are using periscope please share your thoughts, along with the when and why you are using it. Up Periscope!