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Win a brand new GoPro during PointlessBlog’s Live Giveaway!
On Wednesday, April 23rd at 2pm ET / 11am PT / 7pm UK time, PointlessBlog aka Alfie will be choosing one lucky fan to win a brand new GoPro camera!
To qualify, you must:
Click here now, sign in, and follow Alfie on Shopcade
Show up to Alfie’s live show on YouNow.com/AlfieDeyes!

Win a brand new GoPro during PointlessBlog’s Live Giveaway!

On Wednesday, April 23rd at 2pm ET / 11am PT / 7pm UK timePointlessBlog aka Alfie will be choosing one lucky fan to win a brand new GoPro camera!

To qualify, you must:

, #younow #younow shows #fun #win #gopro #gopro camera #giveaway #shopcade #live #broadcast #pointlessblog #alfie #alfie deyes #alfie pointless blog
Join talented hip hop artist Tap Tap (known to YouNowers as “Nerdy Boy Jr”) live this Friday to celebrate the release of his debut album, Radio!
Featuring musical styles ranging from club bangers to love songs, Tap Tap has woven great variety into Radio.  He likens the album to “a fun and emotional roller coaster ride.”  The album was produced by Tyrone Bradley and released on Lynx Records.

Join Tap Tap to hear some of the album tracks and chat live this Friday, April 11, at 6 PM ET / 3 PT.

Join talented hip hop artist Tap Tap (known to YouNowers as “Nerdy Boy Jr”) live this Friday to celebrate the release of his debut album, Radio!

Featuring musical styles ranging from club bangers to love songs, Tap Tap has woven great variety into Radio.  He likens the album to “a fun and emotional roller coaster ride.”  The album was produced by Tyrone Bradley and released on Lynx Records.

Join Tap Tap to hear some of the album tracks and chat live this Friday, April 11, at 6 PM ET / 3 PT.

, #TapTap #YouNow #band chat #hip hop

Dear YouNow community,

In the next few days, we are introducing major changes to the YouNow service. These changes include:

  • A ‘tags’ vs. ‘channel’ based system. The new system will allow users to tag their broadcasts with ANY tag. As each broadcast is associated with a single tag, the tag is in effect the channel on which each user will be broadcasting. 

Users may also broadcast on their own tag (users’ names), which will be the equivalent of broadcasting on one’s own channel (a full fledged channel, with a queue and everything).

  • No Thumbs down. Broadcasters will move up in the queue based on the intensity of the audience liking the broadcast. Thumbs down will no longer be relevant or available. Nobody will ever be voted off, but broadcasters who are not receiving audience love may not advance in the queue.

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  • No waiting in the queue. All tags/channels will be the equivalent of ‘live in the queue’ channels. We may introduce the ability to do the classic ‘wait in the queue’ experience in the future, to support contests and other events.

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  • Promoting broadcasters. Our new algorithms enable audiences to find broadcasters by featuring popular broadcasts, as well as the broadcasts of your friends. Further, the “Meet first time broadcasters” button will enable new YouNow users to be discovered.

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  • Trending people & trending tags. Both the mobile and web platforms now showcase users & tags dynamically. As users and tags become more popular, they move up the trending list to be more easily discoverable to viewers.

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These changes will enable more users to broadcast on YouNow, while maintaining the social value of broadcasting together in a queue, around topics of mutual interest.

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Further, the changes will enable users, for the first time, to broadcast on their own channel (tag), and create new channels (tags), if they so wish.

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This new release does not come without some sacrifices:

  • We have suspended the ability to guest broadcast. This is a feature we look forward to bringing back when it is enabled on both mobile devices and web.
  • We are aware that many broadcasters appreciate the ability to watch other broadcasters while they wait in the queue to broadcast. We will be considering how to bring back this capability in future releases.

As always, we are happy to hear your feedback and thoughts. Please share them with us in the comments section below.

— The YouNow Staff

, #younow #younow updates #updates #new younow #tags #broadcast #live #mobile #features #stream #fun

Keeping YouNow Clean: Flagging, Blocking, Banning & Contacting Mods!

YouNow’s moderation team is on duty 24/7, keeping YouNow as clean & safe as possible. Regardless, you may find a situation where you can’t get to a moderator quickly enough when you encounter an offensive user.

This is where “flagging,” “banning from broadcast,” and “blocking,” will improve your YouNow experience.

Flagging

To flag a user, simply click on the offending user’s name or thumbnail on the website or mobile app. Then click “Flag” from the drop-down menu.

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On a mobile device, simply tap the user’s name wherever you are watching, and choose “Flag User” from the options. 

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Next, simply choose the reason for your report and click the red “Flag” button to confirm (on mobile you do not need to click another button). The moderators will be alerted and action will be taken shortly thereafter.

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Note: You may only flag a user who is a lower level that you.

Blocking from Broadcast

Blocking viewers from your broadcast is just as easy. When you are broadcasting and want to block an offensive user from participating & interacting in your broadcast, click the name of the user and then “Block from Broadcast” from the drop-down menu.

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Once blocked, the user will not be able to vote or comment during the duration of your current broadcast.

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Blocking a User

You may also block troublesome users from contacting you on YouNow. When you block a user, it keeps that user from becoming your fan, commenting on your profile, and private messaging you.

To block a user, simply click their name in the chat, in a private message, or elsewhere on the site or mobile apps. Choose “Block” from the dropdown menu and that user will never bother you again!

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Contacting Mods

Finally, for instances when you encounter an especially offensive broadcaster whom you think should be banned or suspended from YouNow, use the “Contact Mods” button to report the user.

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In the “Contact Mods” form, fill out all appropriate information so that a moderator can help keep YouNow clean!

We’d love your feedback, and we hope these tools help you have a more enjoyable and connected YouNow experience.

Sincerely,

The YouNow Team

, #younow #younow shows #fun #broadcast #live #contact mods #flag #block #suspend #ban #help #i need a mod
Guest Post by the Beauty Channel manager: Antigoni Makri!
Join the monthly YouNow Fashion Contest! This month’s theme is “Spring Look”!
Join the show on Thursday at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT on the Beauty channel.
Get in queue dressed in a style inspired by your favorite new Spring 2014 fashion trend for your chance to win!
First Place: $40 gift card to online store
Second Place: $20 gift card to online store
This contest is all about creativity and imagination. Don’t forget: You are all beautiful!

Guest Post by the Beauty Channel manager: Antigoni Makri!

Join the monthly YouNow Fashion Contest! This month’s theme is “Spring Look”!

Join the show on Thursday at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT on the Beauty channel.

Get in queue dressed in a style inspired by your favorite new Spring 2014 fashion trend for your chance to win!

  • First Place: $40 gift card to online store
  • Second Place: $20 gift card to online store

This contest is all about creativity and imagination. Don’t forget: You are all beautiful!

, #younow #younow shows #Contests #fun #win #beauty #beautiful #fashion #spring fashion
Guest Post by RSGS host, Alison Jeffery.
If you have a challenge idea that you would like to see in the RSGS, join the Gameshow Facebook group HERE and post your idea! Who knows, we might just use your challenge next week!
Challenge #1, The Accent Challenge:

YouNow is full of friendly faces from around the world. For two minutes, you must talk in an different accent! Before you begin the challenge, let us know what accent/accents you will be attempting. Bonus points if you attempt more then one accent! (2 minute limit.)

Challenge #2, The “Pick Me Up” Challenge:

"Do you have a band-aid? Because I scraped my knee falling for you!"
Use your suave looks and corny pick up lines to ask the chat on a date. Bonus points for setting the mood of your broadcast to romantic! (2 minute limit.)

Challenge #3, Celebrity Impersonation Challenge:

Celebrities are a big part of pop culture. Choose any celebrity and imitate them for the audience! The audience will attempt to guess who you are portraying. Bonus points for using props and songs in your broadcast! (2 minute limit.)

Guest Post by RSGS host, Alison Jeffery.

If you have a challenge idea that you would like to see in the RSGS, join the Gameshow Facebook group HERE and post your idea! Who knows, we might just use your challenge next week!

Challenge #1, The Accent Challenge:

YouNow is full of friendly faces from around the world. For two minutes, you must talk in an different accent! Before you begin the challenge, let us know what accent/accents you will be attempting. Bonus points if you attempt more then one accent! (2 minute limit.)

Challenge #2, The “Pick Me Up” Challenge:

"Do you have a band-aid? Because I scraped my knee falling for you!"

Use your suave looks and corny pick up lines to ask the chat on a date. Bonus points for setting the mood of your broadcast to romantic! (2 minute limit.)

Challenge #3, Celebrity Impersonation Challenge:

Celebrities are a big part of pop culture. Choose any celebrity and imitate them for the audience! The audience will attempt to guess who you are portraying. Bonus points for using props and songs in your broadcast! (2 minute limit.)

, #younow #younow shows #RSGS #RSGS2 #challenges #fun #compete #win #prizes #game show #Reality Game Show

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We are excited to welcome Naelee Rae to this week’s edition of YouNow’s Live Concert Series!  Naelee will be chatting and performing for a full hour starting at 7 PM EST!

Naelee is an up-and-coming country/pop artist from eastern Pennsylvania.  Her original song “Don’t You Dare” has been in the top 2 since being added to the rotation on worldtalentsradio.com

Check out Naelee’s music on ReverbNation and be sure to join her live on Thursday night on the Featured channel!

, #Naelee Rae #YouNow #Live Concert Series #music #live
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