Periscope allows you to go LIVE in just a couple clicks from anywhere in the world with instant interaction from your followers on Twitter right on your screen.
Attract readers to your blog. Go live after a new post to let your followers know you’ve just added new content to your site and get their immediate feedback through the app. Suddenly those words you’ve been typing got a lot more personal!
Share your latest find. Around my house, bursting into a room announcing my latest family history discovery usually gets an eye roll or two from those not as hot on genealogy as we are. (People have no idea just how cool we really are, right?) Go live and show off what you’ve found with your ancestry-loving followers.
Go on location. Yes, you’ll be that person walking around the cemetery with your phone out but imagine how someone with relatives buried there will feel when you can take them somewhere they may never get to go in person. All while being respectful, of course. Other ideas for this: family reunions, historical sites, RootsTech?
Teach. Even if you’re not a professional genealogist, you’ve probably become an expert in your own area of research. Let followers know you’ll be dishing some advice on a specific topic at a certain time, and then share with the world.
Turn the camera on someone else. Interview a family member about a specific time period, historical event or moment they experienced during war. Someone out there has an ancestor that was there too and would find this interesting. You could talk to a genealogist, local historian… just make sure you turn on the option to save the video so it can be viewed after the live broadcast.
I know you’ve thought of some cool things to try with Periscope. Please, comment and share your own!