Meerkat vs. Periscope #socialtoolkit

by Jason Yarby on Mar 30, 2015
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Social Toolkit 20: Meerkat vs Periscope

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Jason Keath and Jason Yarborough discuss the rise and debate of the popular live streaming social networks, Meerkat and Periscope, along with, the social media tools we use at and what’s to be expected at Social Fresh Conference 2015 (Tampa Bay, FL – Sept. 23-25, 2015). Below is a brief sampling of some the items we discuss in Episode 20:

  • App of the Week: Oneshot, a screenshot and article excerpt sharing app (example)
  • The differentiating factors of Meerkat and Periscope
    • Meerkat: Scheduling, easier to see viewers and chat, better Twitter integration, easier to find streams, more personality, cooler logo, seems to deal better with larger audiences
    • Periscope: Better video, cleaner UI, hearts feedback, better user profiles, easier to follow, blocking option, no lag on video
  • The advantages of using these live-streaming apps
  • The benefits of Meerkat over Periscope and vice-versa
  • Are we pro-Meerkat or pro-Periscope?
  • Who to follow on the new livestream social networks: Meerkat and Periscope
  • How Social Fresh uses tools like Podio and Google Docs to organize and structure the operations of the conference
  • Implementing Meerkat/Periscope into the Conference, with our first ever Live live-streamer
  • Our mobile event app is created using Attendify
  • The new tool we utilized to create our event website: Splashthat
  • Creating playlists for the conference: Spotify
  • Our online training site, Social Fresh Academy, is created using Thinkific
  • A bit of the amazing social media marketing content you can expect from Social Fresh Conference
    • Jay Baer, Scott Monty, Sarah Evans, and many more
  • Info on our all-new, fresh day of intensive workshops at Social Fresh Conference
  • Networking opportunities at Social Fresh Conference
  • And much more…

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  • Randa Agha

    Nice and useful article, thanks a lot :)

  • Paras

    Great article and I must admire that you have delivered the most valuable tools of social media really effectively.

  • Mari Smith

    EPIC, Jason. That is all. Hehee. :)

  • Todd Wheatland

    Outstanding work Jason.

  • Kaloyan Banev

    I have to admit that I haven’t seen or used most of these tools and networks. Few grabbed my interest immediately.

  • Ashton Wirrenga

    Thanks for the great review of CoShedule, Jason! Great job overall, very helpful.

  • Jermaine Young

    This is the most insightful post I’ve ever read to help a newbie like me. I’ve always wondered what other professionals do in the biz and now I know. Time management has been a major struggle of mine but the pomodoro method sounds like a godsend. I will definitely be saving this article in evernote and I will apply every wonderful tool in this toolkit that works for me. Thanks a million for sharing. Great stuff.

  • Paul Berkovic

    A formidable list of tools! I think there are far less structured approaches to improving productivity that can be quite effective. Staying organized shouldn’t be such hard work!

  • Sehar Mubdah

    I likes your way how you described all things in very well manner. I would love to see some more such interesting article from your side.

  • paolo

    realy very helpful article . thanks very much for sharing this amazing information

  • treb072410

    Great tip Jason, I really had a great read! Thanks for sharing..

  • yarby


  • yarby

    Which ones, Kaloyan?

  • yarby

    Thank you!

  • yarby


  • yarby

    Agreed, Paul….we need organization/productivity tools to organize our productivity tools! Thanks for the comment!

  • yarby

    Thank you!

  • yarby

    Thank you! We’re big fans and frequent users of CoSchedule!

  • yarby

    Thanks, Todd!

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  • treb072410

    Welcome Yarby

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