Periscope: How the Trend List Works

Periscope has published a new change on his new blog is called “Periscope Code”. The new change is about the elements that allow a broadcaster to end up on the list Trending / Trend. That is correct. Periscope has changed the algorithm that matches people who are added to this list.

 

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There are several reasons for this change. One of the reasons is because it was often the same people who were in the suggestion list. Also, it was mostly diffusers which attracted many people in their Lives and Periscope did not associate these suggestions to the language preferences of users.

 

All these reasons are now found in the new version, or at least the improved algorithm of Periscope. If you use Periscope seriously, here are the things that you must consider to eventually appear in the list of suggestions or “Trends”.

  1. It is important that your broadcast is just recently done. Overall, Periscope seeks to enhance the experience of the people that play on a regular basis. However, there are no details on what is considered a recent broadcast. For cons, I imagine there must be a broadcast at least every 24 hours.
  2. Commitment is also one of the factors that could make a person be added to the trend list. So during your broadcasts, you should ask questions, start a conversation and ask that they share your Lives.
  3.  The retention of the audience is also one of the important things. Thus, a distribution that managed to interest some thirty people present to watch for a period of 30 minutes will pass while another distribution that has 10,000 spectators but watched for only a few seconds will not pass.
  4. Periscope seems to seek to transform the trend list in a discovery tool. Even if you have a limited number of people (200 -400) who follow you (followers), you can be part of this list. This is why I consider the new change a great one.
  5. The language a Periscope user selects as his/her preference on the application is a decisive factor to be considered as one people to be proposed in the trend list. I really find this interesting. It is because this means that there is only a slight chance for me to be overwhelmed with distributions that use other languages. This will help me save time and effort which is very nice.

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This approach of Periscope gives more space to broadcasters who are not really known but produce content that are interesting enough to entertain and educate the audience. This makes me like Periscope a lot more.

 

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This live broadcast network appears to be seeking to create a good environment for broadcasters. The number will always be an important part of this network. However, relevance, consistency and regionalization seem to be even more decisive factors. Good job, Periscope. This would really give broadcasters who are striving to be better the help that they mostly need.

The Notifications Arrive on the Web Version of Instagram

You know, Instagram is primarily a mobile application. The Web, obviously, is not a priority for this social network photo and video. But, surprise! Instagram has integrated its online version of notifications on the areas of each user. Everyone can now try this update.

You can find the notifications in the top right of the Web application window. On Instagram’s website, you will see a new drop-down box. This box will display information about how many likes did your post get, the name of the people who started following you, the number of comments you got, and the people who tagged you in their posts. Because of this new update, I can say that Instagram is slowly becoming like Facebook.

 

After logging into instagram.com, you just need to click on the blue circle that has a white heart in the center to see the notifications. When you click a specific notification, it will lead you to the page where you will see which photo of yours was liked or commented by your friend.  You can also click the profile photo or name of the user who interacted with your photo or video. It is very similar to Facebook, right? However, if you want to take or post pictures, you still need to follow the same old way which is using your mobile device.

Many people are already a fan of Instagram because they are able to enhance the quality of their pictures and share it right away with their followers and I believe that they will love it even more now  because the new feature. Also, this new update will surely enhance the presence of Instagram on the Web. Its website will be more useful than before. The pictures look way beautiful when you see them on a bigger screen –   you can clearly see how bright the colors are and the other elements that made the picture really pretty. I understand that Instagram is primarily a mobile application but I just don’t know why it has taken so long for them to make the desktop website much better. It could have been more easy for people to manage their Instagram account right from the very start.

 

This new feature is already a good one but there are some features that I would also like to be added on Instagram. It would be lovely if there is a direct messaging feature on Instagram’s website. Also, I would really appreciate it if we can upload our favorite photos and videos on the web. Sadly, the things that I have mentioned are still exclusive to the application on our phone or tablet. But I can feel that those things will be added soon especially now that we can see how Instagram is slowly developing its popularity on the web. If that would really happen, it would surely make the lives  of Instagram users easy especially the lives of the serious photographers and social media managers.