When news of Tony Hall's vision for the BBC started to spread across the various digital channels on Monday, I couldn't help but feel there was one specific platform that needed mentioning: Periscope.
I set up my profile and became one of those quiet weirdos just watching at first. I say weirdos. You're not weird if you watch, but if you're the one talking live on screen, it's pretty unnerving to see you have ten watchers and only one talking to you. It leaves me wondering "who are these people!?"
Just as broadcasters like Sky and the BBC have certain legal standards to uphold, so too do Periscope broadcasters. This mostly comes down to common sense, namely that users should not broadcast any illegal or immoral activity they're taking part in.
Thinking about it, though, I've always gone on solo walks. As one could in the seventies, I roamed around on my own in the Welsh countryside from about the age of eleven. No one thought anything of it, then.
Maybe we'll see him replacing the BBC? Some of Carswell's fellow MPs didn't seem particularly impressed by his Periscoping
I believe that the internet and subsequent apps and social media have given radio a huge challenge of course. But embracing them and using them as part of output needs to be carefully considered.
Periscope is not a new idea but the infrastructure exists now to enable it. 4G. Free WiFi. Fast phones. The world and our lives are Periscopable and I give it a month or so, maybe less, before someone vows to be a Life Periscoper, broadcasting every moment.
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