#Periscope: What Does the Future Hold for Twitter’s Popular Live-Streaming App?

By Justin Lafferty Comment

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At the recent Periscope Community Summit in San Francisco, hundreds of Periscope stars and watchers gathered to talk about what the app means to them and how they can grow through the app.

Periscope has grown tremendously, and as more celebrities catch on, the trend doesn’t show signs of stopping. But what’s next for the app, which is now a deeper part of the Twitter experience (at least for iOS users)?

The summit hosted several Periscope employees, who talked about life with Twitter and the challenges of building out the app. Pablo Jablonski, an iOS engineer, discussed the rocketship ride:

It’s been less than a year, and getting from then to now is something we couldn’t have expected. The vision of allowing people to broadcast from wherever they are as easy as possible, and letting people see that and experience that… and we still have more to do.

SocialTimes chatted with some of the most powerful and influential Periscopers — such as artist Amanda Oleander, social maven Brian Fanzo and viral media personality Lizza Monet Morales — to find out where the app goes from here.

Periscope Pioneers Discuss App’s Future from Social Times on Vimeo.

If you’re wondering who to follow on Periscope, here’s a list of the most popular broadcasters (stats accurate as of Jan. 12):

Name Username Followers Hearts Profile
Amanda Oleander AmandaOleander 524,826 44,687,100 https://www.periscope.tv/AmandaOleander
Howie Mandel howiemandel 143,677 14,616,215 https://www.periscope.tv/howiemandel
Kevin Hart KevinHart4real 467,346 8,672,692 https://www.periscope.tv/KevinHart4real
Ellen DeGeneres TheEllenShow 990,987 8,161,339 https://www.periscope.tv/TheEllenShow
John Mayer JohnMayer 115,286 4,529,357 https://www.periscope.tv/JohnMayer
itsjudytime itsjudytime 75,452 4,478,311 https://www.periscope.tv/itsjudytime
Kaitlyn Bristowe kaitlynbristowe 43,620 3,143,655 https://www.periscope.tv/kaitlynbristowe
Jamie Foxx iamjamiefoxx 166,489 3,014,500 https://www.periscope.tv/iamjamiefoxx
Jenna Mourey/Marbles Jenna_Marbles 147,177 2,972,693 https://www.periscope.tv/Jenna_Marbles
Jim Gaffigan JimGaffigan 166,971 2,791,347 https://www.periscope.tv/JimGaffigan
Cameron Dallas camerondallas 208,724 1,958,212 https://www.periscope.tv/camerondallas
Nerdist nerdist 130,461 1,855,962 https://www.periscope.tv/Jenna_Marbles
Justine Ezarik ijustine 77,793 1,787,021 https://www.periscope.tv/ijustine
Andy Cohen Andy 115,353 1,675,318 https://www.periscope.tv/Andy
Ricky Martin ricky_martin 170,385 1,505,564 https://www.periscope.tv/ricky_martin

Readers: How do you think Periscope will change live-streaming in 2016?

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