Just when you think you’ve got social media all figured out, along comes another app to push the boundaries a little further out. We hadn’t heard of Periscope until we were asked, as a group, to contribute to #WhereIWrite.
Started by Hachette, the project uses Twitter, YouTube and Periscope to bring an inside view of the spaces in which we write. “But Periscope?” I hear you shout. “What is it?!”
It’s an app which, once you’ve downloaded it to your phone, allows you to film an event or a place or a happening, streaming it live to your Twitter-feed. It’s available there to view for a short time before becoming inactive. But, as in this case, it can then be uploaded to YouTube for posterity.
Follow this link to the whereiwrite.tv website where you can go on a guided tour of writers’ writing spaces, including those of Prime Writers Cal Moriarty, Fionnuala Kearney, Antonia Honeywell, Jonathan Gibbs, Jane Lythell and Sarah Jasmon.