Sara HaiderOne 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 ClintonNot 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.
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.
Hillary's first Periscope! Hillary says hi earlier today with Michelle Kwan, reporting from Roosevelt Island: https://t.co/98vSl443r3— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 13, 2015
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.