DID YOU KNOW?
In a world where there's too much going on around, it can prove difficult to keep track of everything. Yes, there may be live telecasts from news programs that cover larger-than-life events in politics, sports, etc., but they can only do so much. What about those that are less relevant? What about those that arose unexpectedly? And what about those that need attention immediately? Thankfully, there are now apps that let users start an online broadcast live from anywhere they are. One of which is Periscope. Did you know that the video streaming app started out of that necessity? The founders, Beykpour and Bernstein, were traveling abroad in 2013 when the idea for Periscope came forth. The latter was in Istanbul when protests broke loose in Taksim Square. He wanted to know what was happening in real-time. While Twitter has given him details in the form of news, he could not find actual footage. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Now, Periscope has positioned itself at the fore of internet live broadcasting. More than a million followers decided to download Periscope just 10 days after its launch. It has become the go-to app of people who want to produce real-time content without delay. More than just a live streaming app, Periscope is also an avenue for people to communicate. It lets other users join any broadcast, watch it, and leave comments to the host. The broadcast, however, can only be viewed and shared within 24 hours. But even this didn't stop people from looking for ways to download periscope videos for offline viewing.