Periscope Is the New Snapchat

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This spring, we saw the launch of Periscope, a live-streaming service that brings real-time experiences to viewers all over the world. What makes it different than SnapChat (or any other social video service) is that it focuses on bringing live, worldly, experiences to viewers - as opposed to updates on how someone's dog sleeps in the car. We're looking at you, Kylie Jenner.
Periscope is picking up in the digital tech world, having been acquired by Twitter in March for $100 million and picking up 1 million users in the first 10 days of its launch. Not only that, but this app has a fierce female following:

Sara Haider

One of Periscope's head developers, Sara previously worked for Vine and Twitter. Why is this so awesome? In a recent Elle interview, she stated that she began coding at 8 years old, building Backstreet Boy fan sites. Much to her delight, the Backstreet Boys used Periscope at one of their concerts, and she tweeted, "12-year-old Sara is freakin' out." You go, girl.

Hillary Clinton

Not only is her Twitter bio hilarious, claiming to be a "hair icon" and "pantsuit aficionado," Hillary used Periscope to stream her first presidential campaign rally.‚Äč Meerkat is another streaming app that launched around the same time, but Persicope seems to be getting more buzz with their celeb users, including Sophia Bush, Kevin Jonas, Mary J. Blige, Tyra Banks, and even Jimmy Fallon.

When these streaming services were released this spring, Katy Perry did an interview with Mashable where she asked about live streaming and how it affected her concert experience. Riding with the digital wave, Katy said, "The phone is the new applause." Next time you're rocking out to "Teenage Dream," don't be shy and wave your phone in the air, streaming your killer concert experience to your followers.
Let's challenge ourselves: Do we want to fill our days with the wonders of the world and once in a lifetime music experiences, or tween queens' pet's sleeping habits? Check out Periscope today to learn more.


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