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Old 06-04-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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Ride turned 15k. I didn't photograph it, I Periscoped it.

I was mounting my faithful steed Truth, ready to cover the last 10 miles until the odometer ticked over to 15,000, when I got an idea: Why pull over and take a photo, when I could just broadcast it live with Periscope?

Download and registration taking no more time than it took my engine to warm up, I adjusted my phone's orientation and jabbed the "Broadcast" button before heading for one of the prettier stretches of I-280. I was hoping that the sunlit mountains, gentle curves, and encroaching fog would make a suitable backdrop for Truth's fifteen thousandth mile.

Instead what I got was bumper-to-bumper traffic, resulting in my e-pillions getting to vicariously experience California lane sharing in all it's glory ('genuinely terrifying' bleated one of my viewers before offering a couple hearts and fleeing).

I presume the video was an unwatchable, vibration-stricken mess (I wasn't paying much attention to the screen, eyes on the road and all that), but it was an intriguing proof of concept. I'm still figuring out how to mount GoPros for my upcoming Nevada loop, but now I'm considering livestreaming as well.

Whaddya' folks think? Is frictionless livestreaming the new GoPro ride video?
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:25 AM   #2
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Real time video is quite boring. Anything worth watching has had an enormous amount of time and effort invested in editing it which obviously isn't possible with live streaming. Even Periscope's promotional video is edited!
Of course, that's just my opinion, apparently it doesn't take much to capture some people's interest as useless websites like Twitter and Facebook can attest.
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