Recently I joined the new techy crowd and started “scoping.” If you haven’t heard of this new phenomena, keep reading!
What is Periscope?
Periscope is a relatively new social media platform that allows you to chat with live broadcasters by typing in questions and comments while they’re broadcasting. If you’d like to see one of my scopes, click on the following links:
- 7 Lies That Keep You From Pursuing Scary Goals
- Christian Weight Loss and the Renewing of the Mind
- #1 (and #2) Reason We Gain Our Weight Back
- How to Stop the Nightly Eat All You Want Session
- How to Pursue Goals Without Obsessing About Them
How does Periscope work?
To access the broadcasts, first download the free app onto your smart phone (see next question if you don’t have a smart phone). Then follow the directions below:
- When you first open the app, there are four buttons at the bottom. Click the 4th button (the one that looks like little people), then click the little magnifying glass on the top left, and you’ll be able to search for my name (Barb Raveling) and follow me. That way my periscopes will show up in your feed.
- To watch the scopes, click on the first button – the one that looks like a little TV. Any live broadcasts will show up at the top and the old ones will be underneath. Just click on the one you want to watch.
- Don’t push the third button (it looks like a circle with a little red half circle on the outside) unless you want to do your own broadcast! (If you do accidentally hit it, don’t worry. It won’t start broadcasting until you hit the “Broadcast now” button, and even then, it won’t show your face until you click the screen twice.)
Two things to note:
- The app uses data – so unless you’re connected to wifi or have an unlimited data plan, be careful how much you use it!
- Sometimes you might lose the connection when you’re watching a live broadcast. Usually it will come back in again in a few seconds. If it doesn’t, just click on the little X to leave the broadcast and then come back in again. Hopefully the app will get better as time progresses!
What if I don’t have a smart phone?
If you don’t have a smart phone, you can still catch replays of the scopes at http://katch.me/barbraveling. I also post some of them on my YouTube channel.
What are all those little hearts I keep seeing on the screen of the scope?
The hearts are a way of saying, “I like what I’m hearing! Thanks for doing these scopes!” They’re also fun to look at because they’re so cute. If you want to give hearts, just tap on the lower right hand side of the screen and you’ll see your hearts appear. You can give up to 500 hearts per episode if your finger doesn’t get too tired. :) You can also give hearts if you’re watching it on the replay on your smart phone. Replays are available for up to 24 hours on your phone.
I think that’s about it. Let me know if you have any other questions!