BLAB VERSUS PERISCOPE
The Two Live Streaming Giants Decoded!!
Recently there has been a collection of new platforms for entrepreneurs and business owners to connect with their clients. Arguably two of the most exciting of these have been BLAB & PERISCOPE. Live streaming sites that allow you to talk DIRECTLY with your potential customers and fans.
Let’s decode the main differences shall we?
www.Blab.im (The Brady Bunch Model)
Up To 4 people On The Screen At One Time
The Clear Winner For Usability & Engagement!!
— Antwan Powell (@poky_twan) February 26, 2016
Blab Replays Can Easily Be Added To You Tube
You Also Get An Audio Version To Create The Podcast
Blab has many advantages, hosts have the power to allow who he want to go live. The additional guests can introduce their product to your audience, and leave contact information for the potential client or friend to keep in touch.
With Blab you choose who you want on your video feed, but viewers still have the privilege of responding in text. Upon creating a new Blab account, the app itself has functions that show you who is live. Not to mention, each individual hosting a Blab create his unique banner, which addresses each individuals Blab primary topic.
For instance, “Reach Out: Basic Elements for Entrepreneurs.” With this title and banner it is designed to help one attract a specific audience or group. Blab have a feature that is pretty simple. One color. A visual image of the viewers profile picture, small and similar to Periscope one would tap the screen as a way of rewarding the host or speaker.
Another unique feature Blab offer is how one can share the story he is watching with others on other social media platforms as well as the platform he is currently viewing or apart of.
Now let’s compare these functions to Periscope.
www.Periscope.tv (The One To Many Model)
One Presenter Only - Monologue Style
Create “SCOPES” On Your Phone Instantly!!
Periscope users can download the app on PC/Mac/Android or iPhone. The Periscope platform is ideal for most people because you can see the individual live and the audience is a mystery to the host. There are advantages and disadvantages to this, we will focus on the advantages. Periscope is structured more towards creating a live broad cast instantly, no banner needed. Since you don’t need a banner or have to worry about seeing your viewers, it is accessible to anyone. Periscope is more focused on the host. With Periscope one can see who is live and read a list of titles, all while seeing the host’s picture or some type of physical appearance of his live feed. Which is interesting, because people prefer to see who they are about to interact with, before joining the conversation. When the host of Periscope want to gain immediate attention, she welcome her viewer and ask his/her name and where are you from? Of course they ask to follow each other and the new potential client is introduced to your product or service.
Well Periscope is helpful on a personal level also, what I find fascinating is how whenever your audience like the message or service, he or she can tap the screen and it rewards you with a physical image. This is what keep people coming back for more, the most common image is something each one of us have “a heart”.
What is brilliant about this idea is seeing your audience giving you hearts, and the screen is resembling that of a rainbow, in the flow of hearts. Cool. Now the advantage for Periscope users are, you are able to invite the followers you have on Periscope, as well as twitter. The feature I like most is you can choose an individual to invite based on his interest.
Does that help? There is so much more to learn about Blab and Periscope, but for now sit back and enjoy the ride.
I’ll be writing regularly for Global Social Media Coaching now - see you again soon.
MEET ANTWAN POWELL
Antwan Powell is best known for his interracial blog “TwanNPoky”
During his recent visit to Seoul he experienced the lifestyle, exotic dishes, and different ways of communicating of the Korean people.
He also understands that entrepreneurship can be a difficult process and so has created a platform on Blab where entrepreneurs can learn from each other.
Reach Out: The Basic Elements for Entrepreneurs
Some Additional Resources You May Find Helpful
HOW TO BE CONFIDENT ON VIDEO (Podcast)
HOW TO BE CONFIDENT ON VIDEO (Part 2)