Thank you Joe Bernstein & Kayvon Beykpour for Periscope

Hello there world! If you read my last blog post, you’ll get a glimpse into how excited I am about Periscope. I am grateful for the new perspective this mobile app. has granted me, and would like to give thanks to its makers.

I know, give thanks for a free app. that anyone can download is a bit ridiculous, but I don’t care. I still want to do it. I wonder out of the millions of people utilizing this app, if anyone else would like to say thank you?

Well, here is your opportunity to “join in the conversation”, by commenting below. For a while now, I’ve wanted to dedicate at least a couple of my blog posts a month to gratitude. I will go ahead and start with todays post.

We are living in a day and age where people are becoming more expectant, and by default less grateful. Much of humanity is no longer impressed by technology or innovation, because they are busy impressing themselves.

Maybe I’m old fashioned in my way of thinking, but I am in awe of progress. Technology is granting society a level of accessibility that amazes me daily. My children will grown up in an almost limitless generation.

Technology is opening up a universal door to education and socialization. It is creating a greater sense of equality through opportunity. I am watching in awe as social media outlets bring people together into virtual collectives.

With the click of a button we are now able to reach out to others all over the world. People of all walks of life can find their tribe and unite with like minded individuals. Information and people are more accessible than ever.

My passion thrives on people and connectivity, and Periscope has given me the gift of accessibility. I am so happy to have found an outlet that allows me and others to simply be who we are and find others who share our vigor.

Today I would like to say thank you to Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein,  for the ability to see the world through Periscope. Not only did they dream up an amazing concept but they started a community.

These two young men have created an incredible outlet and an inviting place for sharing. I believe in this apps potential and love the sentiment behind it, “Explore the world in real time through someone else’s eyes.”

In closing, I would like to share a quote I read here: in regard to Periscope’s founders.

“When I first met Kayvon and Joe I was struck by their desire to spread truth and empathy by enabling anyone to experience the world through someone else’s eyes,” Belsky wrote to Business Insider in an email.

Scott Belsky is an Adobe executive, and one of the angel investors who raised seed money for Periscope. I think what Scott saw in Joe and Kayvon is exactly what I love and appreciate about Periscope.

Thank you Joe Bernstein and Kayvon Beykpour for sharing your creation!

Wishing you and the rest of this world smiles and sunshine,


P.S. Anyone else reading this, feel free to express your gratitude, if applicable in the comments below.

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  • Jim Bob Howard

    Finally got a chance to watch you reading this on your scope, and I couldn’t agree more! I am so thankful for this app and its creators. Through it, the doors of friendships and encouragement have flung wide open. I wasn’t sure I had what it takes to run my own business, but the people I met on Periscope told me differently. They believed in me, praised my efforts, and in turn, I have been able to do the same for them.

    I was pondering all of this just yesterday and my heart swelled with thankfulness for my new friends and the opportunities I get to see everyone blossom and grow in their dreams and goals, as well as reach for new heights. But this is not the only thing I am thankful for. It occurred to me how many people I am meeting and interacting with who just a few short weeks ago I probably never would have thought about. The ability of this app to be used for good is truly amazing; it knocks down walls by allowing us all to see the authentic beauty in each soul we come across. With it we experience not only what a person does, but who they truly are. We see them talk, but we respond in kindness, encouragement, love, and grace. With it we extend our hands to help, and bend our knees in prayer for one another… In real time. To me, this ability to cross those boundaries of perfection/race/creed/ideology and touch other hearts is not attainable with other apps. I have been stunned by what I have been taught through this.

    I am grateful for my friendship with you. Tatiana. I am thrilled you wrote this post, I am grateful for the connection we have made in such a short time. Can you imagine now if we had never met through this technology? Truly great things to come through it!

  • Vaden Allen

    I am sitting here watching you creating art on Periscope and you are allowing us to collaborate with you! I would love to be creating myself, but as soon as I try to start ANYTHING, my kids tackle me! You create the magic, I get to enjoy the process and your personality and my kids are nonethewiser! Without Periscope, I may have never met you or Josh, and that would be a huge loss for me! You two are like friends yet to meet in person, but like lifelong at heart!

    The journeys that Periscope has allowed, the people that I have met, the stories that I have heard have been lifechanging! Periscope shows that people really are human, that humanity is a gift and despite our differences, we are all connected at a cellular level!

    Like attracts like, as good attracts good! So glad to know you both!

  • Shon Hudspeth

    Gratitude Is the Perfect Word for how Periscope has united our lives. It has added the Joy of Friendship, Imagination Travel, and Creative Inspiration with a True Connection of Kindred Spirits. So Thankful to Have You Tatiana and Josh as an Extension of My Family! Love, Smiles and Sunshine Always!!