#ScopeDay: 51,000 Viewers on Periscope, 12 Taylor Swift Covers, 6 Continents


Periscope is truly a worldwide phenomenon. Saturday, thousands of viewers and broadcasters celebrated Scope Day, taking people around the world through Twitter’s live-streaming app.

The event kicked off at 5:15 a.m. PT, and Periscope broadcasters streamed from a plethora of places all over the world, including the Egyptian pyramids, Niagara Falls, Tianenmen Square, Burj Khalifa, Walt Disney World, the Golden Gate Bridge, Big Ben and the Sydney Opera House, among several other locales.

Scope Day also featured 12 bands from around the world, performing covers of Taylor Swift songs.

According to Scope Day founder Mike Lin, the event had more than 51,000 viewers, more than 15,000 comments, nearly 1 million live hearts and almost 150,000 replay hearts. Lin also said that broadcasters gained anywhere from 400 to 5,000 new followers.

Here’s a snapshot from @Cheryl66stl‘s broadcast atop the St. Louis Gateway Arch:

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One prominent Periscoper, Lizza Monet Morales, took her 13,000-plus followers (known as Lovebug Nation) to the Caribbean island of Anguilla. It was quite a journey just to get connected to wifi, as she had to rely on a local’s phone signal. She coordinated with other broadcasters via Twitter direct messages.

Morales, who has Periscoped with the Dalai Lama, discussed the power of Scope Day with SocialTimes:

Scope Day was a virtual passport that easily allowed anyone to travel the world and visit some of the most iconic places on Earth right from the palm of their hand. Each of my fellow #ScopeDay broadcasters and I had one thing in mind, to share the best content we could with the viewers frrom where ever we were on November 7th.

It was great seeing us all, who for the most part have never met in person, voluntarily working together to put this whole thing together, for no other than reason than to let others “explore the World through someone else’s eyes” as Periscope’s motto states.

Periscope blogged about the event, highlighting some key broadcasts around the world, such as @Rosscaneva‘s tour through the museum of Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy. The broadcast included a tour with the lead curator, showing the last works of Michelangelo:

1-9Xeykgd3rm3yVq06WpehzwLin told SocialTimes that he’s planning future Scope Days, encouraged by the success of this one.

Check out replays of Scope Day broadcasts by clicking here.

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You Should Watch This Lady’s 7 Hilarious Vine Covers of “Cheerleader”


Have you heard the song, “Cheerleader” by OMI yet? Yes? Good. No? Here you go. It was (and still is) one of the summer’s most popular songs. It was the #1 song on the Billboard 100 chart back in July, and today, it’s #5. Who’s OMI you might ask? Well, his real name is Omar Samuel Pasley, and he grew up in Clarendon, Jamaica. At 15, he moved to Rochester, New York, and three years later, returned to Jamaica.

But, we’re not so interested in OMI anymore. Sure, “Cheerleader” is a catchy, little ditty, but we found the “Cheerleader” cover to end all covers. Well, we actually found seven of them, and they all come from comedian and Viner, Mielmonster. Yes, Miel (me-elle) is her first name, and “you can thank my parents for that,” she told us. One of Miel’s seven “Cheerleader” covers, “OMI surfs the web pt 5,” made it to Vine’s comedy page, she added, where it got loads of exposure. Her second Vine account is miello, by the way.

All seven of the covers, as you’ll see soon, are more than just a cover. Miel says she doesn’t know who the real OMI is, but she’s certain of one thing… “The only thing I know about OMI is that his name is OMI. Assuming it’s a he, and apparently, he surfs the web. More specifically searches Google images to ‘find’ things. OMI thinks the internet is a ‘Where’s Waldo’ style scavenger hunt”… We cannot confirm nor deny this, but let us bask in Miel’s inner-OMI greatness as she serenades us all with a bit of pop-culture mixed into the “Cheerleader” phenomena.

OMI surfs the web

OMI surfs the web pt 2

OMI surfs the web pt 3

OMI surfs the web pt 4

OMI surfs the web pt 5

OMI surfs the web pt 6

OMI surfs the web pt 7

SMW: Deep down, do you like the song?
Miel: “i have heard the song once. i’d like to meet this girl who approaches strangers and asks if they need her. that’s my kind of lady.”

SMW: Why do you think the one with “space heater” was shared way more than the other ones?
Miel: “the ‘space heater’ made it to the comedy page where it got loads of exposure. why that one was chosen and not “Cousin Skeeter” is an unjust mystery that haunts me.”

SMW: Which of your Vines would you want OMI to make a Cheerleader Pt. 2 for?
Miel: “omi should 100% fur sure make a cousin skeeter reboot with my theme song. everyone misses cousin skeeter. if you don’t miss cousin skeeter, scoot off this planet, you tasteless clown.”

You can follow Miel on Twitter and Instagram as well.

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