I suppose on social networks like Twitter, or virtual worlds like Second Life, people do “block” or “mute” other users from time to time. The thing is, as a visitor or in conversation with people, you never see them block anyone, and you never really hear anything about it.
The unique thing about Periscope is that you not only can see peeps block other peeps, but you see it all the time. When you check in on a Periscoper you’re following, or use the World Map to peek in on a Periscoper you’ve never seen before, one of the most common things you’re likely to hear as soon as you enter is “block”. Or possibly you’ll hear the ‘scoper admonishing viewers to “be nice” or “behave.”
When you go to a site like 4chan you kind of expect a lot of cheekiness. When you go to a site like LinkedIn, peeps are usually pretty polite. Periscope seems to be a place where people can teach, share, travel and tour together, all against a constant backdrop of “open boobs” or other insults.
Top 3 words on Periscope
I’m pretty sure the 3 most common words in use on Periscope today are:
Block in Every Language
There are a lot of English-speaking Periscopers, but there are also plenty of peeps in plenty of other languages and they block creepers just as much, so as a public service, here is the word “Block” translated into every language that Google Translate supports:
Chinese (Simplified): 块
Chinese (Traditional): 塊
Haitian Creole: blòk
Myanmar (Burmese): ပိတ်ဆို့
- Google Translate has audio pronunciations for many but not all of these languages. And, of course, if you have a better translation for any language, be sure to let Miss Google know!