The Periscope Lowdown

So, what is Periscope?!

Periscope is a live interactive video feed, kind of like Skype in that way, and it was originally linked in with Twitter. It’s a social media app that was brand new in March of 2015, and it has grown like wildfire since then.

While on a live broadcast, you can interact in a chat bar, but if you are not able to make a live broadcast you can watch the replay on Periscope for 24 hours, and you can catch all of my old scopes at I will say, there really is something so awesome about watching live and jumping in on the conversation!

If you are watching my broadcast, you will see me, but I won’t be able to see or hear you. You will just communicate through the chat.

To join in the Periscope excitement, you can download the app right to your phone. This is how you can also interact. You can also watch live broadcasts from your computer, but I am not sure whether the chat option is available in that format.

Once you download the app, you follow people you know or would like to see. You can find me by searching for JenniferRoskamp. By following others, you receive notifications of when they are live on a broadcast. That way, you can choose to jump in or you can choose to watch the replay at a more convenient time.

Once you search for someone, like JenniferRoskamp, you only need to click on the icon to follow. It says “follow.” You will know you were successful in following someone if a check mark appears next to their name.

My Periscope schedule is quite regular as I broadcast live Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. EST and on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. since kids activities prohibit me from jumping on at the 9:30 time slot.

During this morning time, there is always a theme for each week, and it is always a time of encouragement for moms.

When I am doing a challenge or some other event, as I have done with the Living Well & Spending Zero Challenge, I will scope specifically on that daily challenge or teaching for the day at 9:00 p.m. EST including on weekend nights.

Occasionally on the weekends I will jump on at other times when I am doing some sort of tutorial such as I did when doing a series on storage on the blog.

Generally, I keep everyone informed of my scoping times on Twitter, my Facebook page, and Instagram. You can follow me on those social media networks simply by clicking on the names.

I am very blessed to have a very encouraging, interactive, and compassionate Periscope community and would love for you to join in. I will warn you, it can be addicting, however!

Still have questions? Feel free to email me your Periscope questions at!

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