You, your neighbor, your brother and sister and friends can now broadcast live to the world and receive instant feedback in the form of hearts floating up the screen. When someone likes what you say or do they can tap the screen and heart you.
I have a lot of 'I' (inspirational) style in my soul (ala the DiSC Profile) and I love instant gratification. Also, my love language is praise - so I admit, I'm a bit of a heart whore. It's also an instant way to test ideas if you're starting a business because you're able to view your stats, see how many people watched and how many hearts you received right after doing a live broadcast.
As a trained Broadcaster (see Anne Bode Productions) I know the self confidence it takes to stand in front of people live. IT'S NOT EASY! It's not for everyone, however, because of the level of confidence it takes to do something live I find it a wonderful tool for personal growth.
I remember an exercise we did in Broadcasting School, DINFOS, (Defense Information School for the Military), where we were assigned an animal and had to crawl on all fours using our animal sounds as we moved through the classroom. Now, this is humiliating and ridiculous, but the point was, to be a live broadcaster you have to be brave and courageous with no shame.You have to be willing to look ridiculous sometimes, make mistakes and be able to handle ridicule for those mistakes.
I see a great benefits for Periscope users and I'm glad that others are getting a chance to experience the world of live broadcasting. I realize professional broadcasters may feel put off when we have thousands around the world calling themselves broadcasters who have no training. It is changing the face of broadcasting. In fact, the entire internet phenomenon is changing the way we get trained and learn many things.
It's a new, developing App but by far the most profound outcome I've seen by people using it is renewed confidence in themselves as they look in the mirror and receive hearts.
I predict many business startups from people discovering their purpose using Periscope. And for that, I thank you Twitter!
You can watch my live broadcasts at @journalistanne & follow me on Twitter @journalistanne to get live broadcast announcements. I hope to see you on the Scope!