Periscope and Meerkat merge streaming video and social media into one platform. This is real social media — you can comment live to the content creator. Like the early days of social media people are enthusiastically exploring the new platforms and making connections. Still, they are not quite sure what to do with them — yet.
The early days are like the wild west. A time to establish your presence and make your mark. It reminds me a lot of the first year or two of Twitter. People sharing random stuff, questions and answer sessions and tweeting their daily life. People are more savvy about social media today and these platforms will mature much faster.
I’m sharing digital marketing, social media and photography ideas to the creative community via Periscope. I enjoy answering questions after I share a few thoughts. On Meerkat, once your session is over, it’s over. On Periscope your video is available for twenty-four hours. The ability to download a session on Periscope is helpful. I plan to use these session down the road on my upcoming pro site.
Just like all social media, sometimes it’s tough to come up with ideas. Below is a list of 50 things you can do on your Periscope and Meerkat video feeds.
- Answer questions about your profession
- Share your work environment or studio
- Tell Jokes
- Test Jokes
- Ask a question of the day
- Ask for business advice
- Demonstrate your craft
- Share your favorite place
- Give a cooking demonstration
- Share marketing tips
- Play catch with your dog
- Debate politics
- Read your blog post
- Offer dating advice
- Give a restaurant review
- Talk about your favorite books
- Share a movie review
- Sing a song
- Ask, which pants I should wear?
- Read the news
- Give commentary on the news
- Live stream an event (make sure it’s ok)
- Steam your speech or presentation
- Offer a live class
- Build something for the live audience
- Explain how to put something together
- Draw a picture in your studio
- Paint a landscape on location
- Share the craziness of your commute
- Stream you and your friends watching the big game
- Show your followers your collection of ……
- Discus what you learned today
- Share your philosophy on life
- Unbox something live!
- Show behind the scenes
- Test a headlines
- Share your adventure. Give updates along the way.
- Offer stock tips, opinions and advice (non-professionally)
- Share family events (in a closed group)
- Interview someone live.
- Tell secrets
- Air-guitar to your favorite music
- Introduce the world to your favorite band.
- Give a tour of your refrigerator.
- Host a community forum
- Share local news and activities
- Raise funds for a local charity (point people to the charity website)
- Give an inspirational speech
- Tell a ghost story
- Start a revolution
One bit of advice. Unless you are doing a question and answer session; answer questions at the end. It is easy to get distracted. Ignore trolls, there will be people who say mean or rude things. It’s an open forum and you can’t stop it. Ignore them and they can’t throw you off your game.
Hopefully something on this list sparked an idea or two. What would you add?
See you on Periscope.