Why Snapchat

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I just started exploring Snapchat this weekend.  If all those people are using it, there must be something there.  Pretty simple, right?  Just send a photo or video to your friend, and they can see it and then it goes away.  But that is not the cool part – more instructions here.  The “Story” is where it’s at for me.  You broadcast a snap to all of your followers, and it can be viewed multiple times for 24 hours.  Add more snaps, and soon you have a running story on how your day went.  Take for example the story from “EverestNoFilter”.  Two mountain climbers who are snapping their way to the summit of Everest.  How awesome!  If you hustle over there you can view their snaps from the last 24 hours.  Enjoy!

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Periscope Drones and Search Feature

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If you follow my blog, then by now you know that I am a fan of the Periscope App.  And it keeps getting more interesting.  The latest edition provides for Periscoping directly from certain drone models, and the views are fantastic (sample screenshot above).  There is also a new search feature that allows you to search for topics of interest, including a topic for “GoPro & Drones”.  How cool is that for a relatively new App that just recently celebrated their one year anniversary?  You can find more information on the Periscope Blog, and keep your eyes there for the next new feature that comes along.  Oh, and can someone give me about one thousand dollars so I can buy my own DJI Drone starter kit for Periscoping?  🙂

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Periscope Skip Ahead

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I am still enjoying Periscope.  Lately they have improved the Map View to include options to see live video or recorded video.  For recorded video, there is a new option to Skip Ahead.  Just press and hold on your touchscreen, and you can fast forward to the spot you want to see in the recorded video.  It is chilly in Austin, and I am missing the beach, so I virtually travelled to Australia tonight to catch a sunrise.  I hope you enjoy the possibilities for travel on Periscope too.

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