There are several free to host video sharing websites on the internet. The one that people are most familiar with is YouTube.
YouTube is a huge global information resource in its own right. The YouTube search is reported to be the greatest used search engine after Google. YouTube allows account holders to upload video content and make it public for anyone to see.
There are all kinds of videos published on YouTube - such as interviews, clips from events, ‘how to’ tutorials and TV clips. YouTube can be used to host smart phone video, such as an interview with a colleague or filming from an event. The site has a built-in facility for editing footage before you publish and share it.
Periscope is a live video streaming app which you can download to your smart phone or tablet device. It allows users to record, stream and watch videos in real time. You can also save your footage to your smart phone or tablet as you are streaming, to keep a permanent record of your broadcast.
Periscope is a great way of sharing instant ‘in the moment’ content with others who are unable to attend a presentation or event but would benefit from seeing it. The tool also integrates with your Twitter account to promote your activities. And because you are able to record and stream at the same time you can upload the recording to YouTube after the event as a permanent copy of your ‘scope’.