I was recently talking to a friend about Periscope, Twitter’s new app. Although my friend is a social media enthusiast, she said she had never heard about it.
“It’s for live streaming,” I said. “Kinda like Ustream, but using your phone.”
After considering my explanation, my friend offered: “Sounds interesting…but weird.”
My friend’s description—”interesting but weird”—has been, for the most part, how many journalists, bloggers and early adopters have been describing Periscope. If you talk to non-techies about Periscope, they’d probably use the same adjectives to describe it.