10 funny or strange ways to use Periscope

Logo PeriscopePeriscope is the social platform recently bought by Twitter that makes it possible for anyone to shoot a video and broadcast it live. Viewers can leave comments, interacting live with the Pericaster.

Here is a list of 10 ways of using Periscope that we have discovered through our wanderings in this realm of live video.

1. Friendly gathering

  • On a Saturday morning, in a cafe in Italy, a group of friends talk and joke loudly, and then start singing a wild song.
  • A group of friends is having dinner and film their meals and their songs.

2. « Walk with me »

  • Just people walking in the street or in a mall and filming what they see. It gave us the opportunity to go for a nice virtual walk in Washington DC, while chatting with the Pericaster. Periscope makes the world even smaller!
Periscope walk

Periscope walk

  • Alternative: “drive with me.”

3. Bored teenagers

One or several teenagers launch a desperate cry: “Come talk with me!”

4. Sightseeing tour

A person virtually guided us through Central Park. She was quite professional. Her documented talk was the quality of a touristic guide.

5. Live broadcast of a public event

We could also watch pericasts of life events, such as a wedding ceremony and the funeral of total strangers. Weird experiences.

6. Soft exhibitionism

Two girls in lingerie.

Well, that was inevitable, right?

7. Thematic speech

Among others, Benoit Descary and Pierre-Philippe Cormeraie’s pericasts about… Periscope.

Pericast de Benoît Descary

Benoît Descary’s pericast


8. Contemplation of the world

Thanks to Natalia Robles, we could admire a sunset on Champ de Mars, in Paris.

Periscope sunset

Periscope sunset

9. Retransmission of TV

Some people pericast what they watch on TV. A new way of circumventing copyrights and DRMs?

10. Games

We could play a funny game: some guy showed us a weird object, asking his audience what it was. One person in the audience found the correct answer (a tool to feed a dog).

What about you? Have you spotted other interesting uses of Periscope? Have you used that social tool in an innovative way? If so, leave us a comment!

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