when kayvon beykpour and joe bernstein invented periscope, the simple way to record and stream video through a mobile device,
they probably never thought that their little app would find its way in the Well of the House of Representatives so lawmakers could document their peaceful protest after that brave Republican Paul Ryan shut down the C-SPAN cameras
because he’s such a great leader
and should probably be president of the united states.
a few years ago periscope was acquired by Twitter which was a match made in digital Heaven because periscope piggybacks perfectly on twitter, alerting all of your twitter followers that you are broadcasting
which is what happened yesterday when a few of the Congresspeople realized that they could bypass the Speaker Ryan bravery by simply broadcasting themselves
from their phones.
i dont know why kayvon beykpour and joe bernstein arent doing a victory lap around tv shows right now
their invention helped make the #holdthefloor protest something that people around the world could see
even the courageous Paul Ryan who probably watched it on CSPAN
(who, once their cameras were shut off by the GOP, linked up to the periscope feed and broadcasted that).
bros deserve some props today.
the busblog salutes them.