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What is Periscope? Imagine your own TV channel, broadcast from your phone

Applications like Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat all provide a window into our daily lives. While these apps can show blasts from the recent past, none of them give an up-to-the-second view like the live-broadcasting app Periscope.

With live-streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat on the forefront of initiating a new social medium, Twitter acquired Periscope to solidify it’s position. In this episode of Explained, we detail how live-broadcasting apps like Periscope are being used daily to reshape the way both news and social interaction takes place.

Take an in-depth look at Periscope, the up and coming app that’s bringing live video broadcasting capabilities to everyone. See just exactly how downloading it to your device will change your day.