It was in November last year when I found the new live streaming app called Periscope. Although there had been live streaming platforms available at that time, none of them were appealing to me. I could not understand the significance of having additional TV-type broadcasts that apparently did not have the quality of TV programs.
— masa_hokkaido (@soycamino) June 28, 2016
However, I happened to watch live streaming from Paris on the next day after the terrorist attack, and that blew away my stereotype image of live streaming. Her broadcast showing the places where the massacre occurred was stunning to me, because she “conveyed her feelings” to us along with the shocking image of the sites. Broadcasters’ feelings are something that we do not get to see in news programs on TV. They are trained, I assume, not to show their emotions while on air. Although it took me some time to recognize the reason why live streaming grabbed my mind, I became a big fan of live streaming since then.
It’s been about 7 months since I started broadcasting on Periscope, and I now believe that live streaming video will be the world changer just like homepages. It is so easy to connect with people literally all over the world and that made me very much interested in their culture and history, and that in turn, let me learn more about our own culture.
I probably did not think about creating this website without my experience on Periscope.
Now that Facebook is pouring much of its resources to promote its live streaming function and YouTube announced its new app for live streaming, it seems to me that they think that their future lies in this particular area.Should you have a stereotyped image that watching live streaming is a waste of time, trust me and download Periscope app to your smartphone and start following some of the recommended accounts. Seeing is believing 🙂