Join us for the return of the legendary Reality School Game Show, happening this Thursday at 4pm ET on younow.com/rsgs!
Rules of the game are simple:
- Get in queue;
- Perform the challenge;
- Win a t-shirt, or bars, or coins!
Make sure you’re doing the correct challenge at the correct time to win. See below for this week’s challenges. This week’s theme: Back to School!
- Challenge #1: THE BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK STUFF!
Uh oh! You are running late for your first day of school! You only have two minutes to pack your backpack for the first day. Show us what you would include in your backpack. Don’t be late!
- Challenge #2: Breakfast Phenomenon
Good morning - it is time for breakfast! Show us how you make your favorite morning breakfast dish. Remember, you only have two minutes to complete this challenge. Bon Appetite!
- Challenge #3: “GYM CLASS HERO!”
You have been asked to be the substitute gym teacher for your fourth period gym class. Teach us an exercise routine to get your class moving! What would you have your class do if you could be a gym teacher for a day?
Dear YouNow Community,
At YouNow, we take the trust & safety of our users very seriously and invest a lot to ensure that every user feels safe on our platform.
Although most YouNowers use the service as it is intended - to come together and meet people - there will always be exceptions, who wish to bully, abuse, and cause harm to others. We aim to protect the community from such users. As such, our moderation team bans tens of thousands of users from YouNow every month in order to keep YouNow and safe place for you.
Note that we also honor our commitment to our community, and we listen to each and every user who wishes to appeal their suspension or ban through support.younow.com.
It is important to maintain your privacy and security, too, and we wanted to share a few safety tips (which should be kept in mind for social media and Internet safety in general – not just on YouNow!):
- Don’t share personal information. We all love YouNow because we can connect with friends from all corners of the world, but sharing personal information publicly (including phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, etc.) can open unwanted communications. We strongly discourage you from sharing this sensitive information with people you do not know.
- Don’t click unrecognizable links. In the chat, users may share URLs that link to inappropriate or phishing websites. We ask that you flag the users posting such URLs, and make sure not to click them!
- Don’t do anything online that you wouldn’t want your parents seeing. YouNow is a public place, like any other. Parents, friends, teachers, or others who know you might be watching, and so you should behave accordingly.
- Remember that everything you do gets recorded. After you end your broadcast, the recorded video lives on your profile for 3 days, or is permanent if it is your most recent broadcast. You do, however, have the ability to remove any video from your profile by navigating to the “broadcasts" tab.
If you do experience inappropriate behavior, bullying, or any other conduct from users that makes you feel unsafe, please utilize the following safety features:
- FLAG the user. This is important not only so that the user cannot contact you, but can also be reviewed by a moderator.
- CONTACT MODS. Available on YouNow’s website, you can use this feature when you need to report a user, but want to include more information than flagging allows you. Find the “Contact Mods” option as a link below the hashtags on the left hand panel of YouNow.
Our #1 priority is that each and every YouNower has a safe & fun live broadcasting experience. We hope you never need to use the above safety features, but if you do, we wanted to let you know that we have your back!
YouNow Moderation Team
Nearly 80 participants lined up for a shot at becoming Jacob Whitesides' tour emcee. After evaluating dozens of candidates, the judges crowned O.N.E. as the winner!
Hailing from Spanish Fort, Alabama, O.N.E. (aka Tony Luna) is an emerging hip hop artist who has been dropping beats and entertaining viewers on YouNow since earlier this year. As the grand prize winner of Join Jacob’s Entourage, O.N.E. will:
- Travel on tour with Jacob’s entourage to San Diego, Pomona and Los Angeles shows (10/1 - 10/4).
- Broadcast Jacob’s live concerts on YouNow.
- Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access.
We want to extend a huge CONGRATULATIONS to O.N.E.! We are excited for him to join Jacob Whitesides on stage next week and look forward to the live broadcasts of each show on YouNow!
Calling all Emcees, hype men and women, and Jacob Whitesides’ fans: Compete in Join Jacob’s Entourage, this Tuesday at 7:30pm ET, to join Jacob Whitesides during his upcoming West Coast Tour!
Open to US residents only, contestants will have the opportunity to prove their amazing hosting skills to the judges, but only one lucky winner will earn a spot on Jacob’s entourage!
To compete, you must perform the following challenge:
Hype the audience and introduce Jacob! Pretend that you’re introducing Jacob on a stage, in front of thousands of Jacob’s adorning fans. Hype & energize the audience, show your Emcee skills, and excite the judges!
The contest will consist of two rounds:
- Open Call: Tuesday September 16th, 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT
- Final Round: Friday September 19th, 7:30pm / 4:30pm PT
One Grand Prizewinner will receive:
- Travel and board to the first 3 concerts on Jacob’s upcoming West Coast Tour.
- Hang with Jacob’s entourage.
- Broadcast Jacob’s live concerts on YouNow.
- Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access.
Rules of the Open Call:
- You must go live on YouNow using #JoinJacob to compete.
- Only U.S. residents may compete.
- Each contestant has ONE opportunity to broadcast. If you broadcast to compete a second time, your broadcast will be terminated.
- Contestants will each have 60 seconds to compete.
The best broadcasters from the Open Call Round will be selected to move on to the Final Round on YouNow.com/JoinJacob.
Contestants will be judged on the following criteria throughout the contest:
- Communication skills
- Audience engagement
- Entertainment value
After all finalists have the opportunity to compete in the Final Round, the judges will deliberate offline to choose the grand prizewinner & second place winner of the Join Jacob’s Entourage Contest.
All contestants should be present throughout the entire duration of the Open Calls, to find out if they make it through to the Final Round.
Good luck to all broadcasters!
Join legendary YouNower Michael Glatzmaier this Sunday, August 31st at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for an Improv & Comedy Music show!
Michael will be giving away free copies of his CDs and will have other special guest improvisers join his show. Check out his Facebook page for more information!
The Reality School Game Show is BACK!
Join host Alison Jeffrey for an all new Reality School Game Show, this Thursday at 4pm ET on younow.com/rsgs (#rsgs).
(Challenge 1) RANT - Bucket List:
Explain and rant about 3 different things you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Whether it be to own a giant pool filled with pudding or to conquer your fear of heights, let us know. Be creative!
(Challenge 2) What is in my hand?!:
Broadcasters: Please prep your items and be ready when it is your turn! Take an item from anywhere in your home that can fit into one or both of your hands. Give the audience clues as to what your object is. If the audience guesses your item, reveal it and end your broadcast! Otherwise, you will have two minutes for the audience to guess what you are holding. Can you stump us?
(Challenge 3) Celebrity Impressions:
CALLING ALL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES!
This challenge is back by popular demand. impersonate your favorite celebrity for your viewers! This is your chance to be whomever you want to be. The chat will guess which celebrity you are!
We are hiring five positions for our engineering team at YouNow. This is a unique opportunity to join a very strong, small team of professionals dedicated to creating a next generation, disruptive social platform.
Interested in making magic? Check out the positions below:
1. QA Manager: The QA manager will work to develop and test cases used to evaluate our product. You’ll get to use the YouNow app all day. What could be better than that? ;)
2. Senior Android Developer: Are you an amazing and experienced Android developer looking for a challenge? Join our team and you will be participating in team-driven development for mobile Android platforms.
3. Senior iOS Developer: As one of YouNow’s iOS Developers, you will be building a compelling product which implements new features that use groundbreaking technologies for mobile. We are focused on adding a brilliant and passionate engineer to make our app even better.
4. Senior Software Engineer: Are you a talented and passionate engineer who loves solving problems and making ideas come to life? Life long learner who thrives in dynamic environments and enjoys the challenge of learning new things? We want you to join our team!
5. Senior System Engineer: We are looking for a Senior PHP developer who is dedicated to his or her craft, writes code that s/he is proud of and can hit the ground running. We need you to write beautiful, fast PHP to a high standard. If this describes you, apply today!