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No need to worry if you missed a Periscope, now you have 24 hours to watch

By dkpope
Sep 21, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/09/2015-09-21-image.png" /></p> <p>If you don&#39;t like the &quot;live&quot; nature of live-streaming, Periscope has an update for you that adds<a href="https://medium.com/@periscope/web-profiles-for-periscopers-cfb5d191da83"> Web profiles</a> for all accounts. Instead of checking Twitter to see when someone will be streaming, you can go straight to an individual Periscope user&rsquo;s link to see if they are currently live-streaming, or if there are any broadcasts you missed that will be available for a 24-hour period.</p> <p>Web profiles are <a href="http://www.techspot.com/news/62068-periscope-stretches-streaming-options-new-landscape-feature.html">another welcome addition</a> to increase the usability of the app, and Periscope agrees. In the introduction blog post, Periscope wrote, &ldquo;We think it&#39;s really important for broadcasters to have a home on the web, and today&#39;s launch is just the beginning.&rdquo;</p> <p>The app, that some say is taking the world by storm and others still haven&rsquo;t heard about, was acquired by Twitter in January. In August it reached, and surpassed, 10 million user accounts. Since Periscope only launched at the end of March, it&rsquo;s a short window to amass that many accounts but Periscope isn&rsquo;t getting too worked up about it. That number is far higher than the daily active user count, which is around 2 million, and that&#39;s fine for now. The people at Periscope would rather focus on the Time Watched number, and build up the platform for those already using it.</p> <p>In a <a href="https://medium.com/@periscope/periscope-by-the-numbers-6b23dc6a1704">blog post in August</a>, Periscope wrote, &ldquo;If we were motivated to grow DAU, we&#39;d be incentivized to invest in a host of conventional growth hacks, viral mechanics, and marketing to drive up downloads. This direction doesn&#39;t necessarily lead to a better product, or lead to success for Periscopers.&rdquo;</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62177-no-need-worry-if-you-missed-periscope-now.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62177-no-need-worry-if-you-missed-periscope-now.html'>http://www.techspot.com/news/62177-no-need-worry-if-you-missed-periscope-now.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     

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