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What is this new App called “Periscope”?

The new live streaming app from Twitter


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Periscope is a live video streaming platform, and I think it is the missing link of social media that many marketers have been waiting for. It started just  March 26, 2015. And has taken the internet over.


Periscope (owned by Twitter) is a platform that allows you to video-record and broadcast to anywhere in the entire world. If you have ever been on Skype, it is a similar experience but, instead of video conferencing with one person, you can stream to the masses.


One million users joined Periscope in its first ten days.  Periscope is a completely mixed bag of ages, genders and personalities. In my opinion, I feel that this is a platform that will transcend a wide variety of audiences.  I can’t wait till Periscope reveals more usage statistics!


Periscope has its own language, and don’t be intimidated. It is just the same as liking and following on Facebook or retweeting and mentioning on Twitter.

Let’s jump into some terminology:

Scoper – A person who is on the Periscope platform

Scope – Each time you live-broadcast a session, you are creating a scope. Think of a scope as an individual broadcast session.

Hearts – One way Scopers show their love is by tapping on the screen and giving a broadcaster hearts. Periscope will tally up the amount of hearts each user has, and the color of the hearts will correspond with the color assigned to your account.

Replay – Currently, Periscope gives the option for Scopers to have their broadcast recorded so other scopes can replay the broadcast.

Follow – Scopers follow each other. It is no different than liking a page on Facebook, connecting with a user’s profile on LinkedIn, or following a user on Twitter.

You can sign up with Periscope in two ways. First, you can use Periscope in conjunction with your Twitter account, and second, you can even create a Periscope account by using your cell phone number.

If you have a Twitter profile, I would for sure use Periscope in conjunction with your account. Each time you scope, you will have the option to push a notification to Twitter in an effort to gain a larger audience.

I think as the platform grows and improves that you will be able to follow Periscope users Twitter profile from the Periscope platform.


Anything and everything.  Especially for exposure and business that simple

you are struggling for the subject content, simply announce that it is your first scope and be honest. Each and every person on Periscope has been in your situation.


Time to geek out for a minute… I am obsessed with this platform. It is the NOW social media since businesses first joined Facebook.  This is one of the first  “social media” platform to be excited about  in a very long time.

The business applications of this platform are insane. The power of transparent technology will be the next evolution of determining whether a business can be successful or not. Periscope can be used by any brand in new and extremely creative ways. Live streaming technology is the new frontier, folks!

Get on board before the train takes off

Even more exciting, it reminds me of the early days of Facebook before the platform monetized and placed their focus on making money. Despite celebrities, users have a clean slate to step out really and be popular.  I also LOVE Youtube.

Here is just one of the Periscopes I did


Claude Thomas Salon and Spa owner Claudia Loves “Art and Eyes”

This is about Starr Hagenbring which is the sister of my very best friend in the world Christy Hagenbring-Moranes. STARR is known throughout the USA and has been such a inspirational artist in so many mediums. Starr’s credentials spans over 3 decades of unique, inspiration, awesome concepts of many creative forms of  wearable and functional art.  From clothing, jewelry, and furniture. Just to name some celebrities that have embraced her artistic genius; Cher, The Judds. Barbra Streisand  These are just a few and there are many more. She is also a traditional artist also. Several cruise ships have her art work painted on their ceiling and walls.  This is just touching on the tip of the iceberg and I am sure there are many more conceptual art forms to come from this awe inspiring artist.

Here is her latest and amazing new in devour.  Check out her website and facebook  Art and Eyes website   Art and Eyes facebook


Starr is to your right

Art and Eyes

Glasses for people who want to wear glasses. Accessories for people who want to wear art. We’re a high-end art-to-wear boutique as well as a resource for the person who wants excellent vision and visionary design from their glasses.

A thing or two you should know…

Art & Eyes is more than New Orleans’ most cutting-edge chic optical shop; this is a store for people who want to wear art— a hand-painted pink and bronze bolero, a pair of earrings made out of motorcycle tires, a feathered Diane Harty fascinator, and a pair of glasses that distinguish you and your personal style. If you are looking for that outsized logo or those tiny, rimless glasses that attempt to disappear on your face, as if sort of apologizing for themselves, you might not be in the right shop. Our frames do not apologize. Our collection is for customers who understand luxury to be quality craftsmanship rather than branding, who value innovative design rather than trendiness.

Bold shapes, bright acetates and elegant angles characterize the frames at Art & Eyes, each one specifically chosen from the collections of the finest designers, classic brands and hot new upstarts alike. Your glasses are your most important accessory, framing your world and offering you the chance to be noticed, admired, envied, and probably, eventually copied by an admirer of your taste—to the best of their abilities to replicate your look, of course. At Art & Eyes, we carry lines unavailable in most places, as well as an array of vintage frames, and our selection is always evolving.

Whether you choose $64 Eye bobs or $1200 real horn frames, Art and Eyes is the place to find the perfect pair of frames, and we love nothing more than helping our customers bring their look into focus.

Guest Artists

Just like everything else you’ll see in this world, our store is always changing. We work toward keeping our store an active, vibrant visual experience. Art & Eyes is in this way much like a theater–a space brought to life by action, spectacle, and surprise.

Here are some of Starr’s wearable art


Claude Thomas Salon and Spa owner Claudia Tapp is always on the cutting edge of all aspects of the arst and the performing arts.