Acura “Periscope” Event – Tomorrow!
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So here’s something a little different. Anybody free tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Pacific?
If you have a smart phone, you’re going to want to download the free app “Periscope” if you haven’t already. The logo looks like this.
Here’s the idea behind Periscope: You’re able to pop your head into the life of a random person (or to follow specific people) across the world for a glimpse into what they’re doing in real-time, with photo and video. I was first introduced to Periscope by none other than Jason Richmond, better known as HondaPro Jason, when he was streaming live video from the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November. I’ve since seen it used as a powerful and engaging way to entertain viewers! It’s the next best thing to having all those attendees there in the flesh.
I gave Periscope a test-drive for the first time this week, and I’m a little hooked. I decided to see who was online in my general neighborhood and randomly clicked a broadcasting user. “Thanks for joining, Tyson,” the guy on the screen said. A total stranger! He knew my name because it had shown up on his screen that another viewer had joined the feed. Awkward for me, but funny at the same time. Later I went global and selected a live feed from a Periscope user in Buenos Aires. The guy’s message was entirely in Spanish, but the funny thing was, his background music was “Creed” with that classic “With Arms Wide Open.” Thousands of miles away and enjoying Creed. Who’da thunk it?
Point of all this – tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Pacific there will be a special charity event to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation that involves Periscope and slot cars. At this time that’s about all I’m at liberty to say, but here’s the official announcement:
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines. The Slot Car Holiday Heats are live this Thursday. Join @Acura on Periscope on 12/10 at 10:30am PST for a charity race. Benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. #RaceYourHeartOut
More details tomorrow! For now, get your phones ready for race action.