How many apps you have installed in your mobile? Everyone has installed at least one social communication apps in their mobile. Whatspp, Line, Facebook, Instagram….. How many do you have? Recently, there is a new app – “17” which has established by a Taiwan artist Jeffrey Huang. It was launched around 3 months ago and popular in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Unfortunately, this app was disappearing in Apple stores and Google Play in last week.
Why “17” became popular in a short period?
Live broadcast – User can create a chatroom and communicate with others by live chat or live show. You can share anything what you like.
Bonus – If there are over 1,000 audiences in the chatroom with a high engagement, you can earn the bonus.
Celebrities – Some of the celebrities and models have created their own cannel, people can keep following and communicating with those celebrities.
Why is the app suddenly no longer available?
The app stirred up lots of social discussions, because of its arguably controversial contents.
Football Match – Some people use the app to share the football match with other, it might infringe copy-right.
Adult contents – Some user want to attract more people to their chatroom, they share some arguably sexy or even explicit visuals.
Buzz comparison between “17” and Periscope?
Periscope is another app similar with “17”. However, Periscope does not have much conversation compare with “17”. “17” gained over 5,500 buzz and Periscope received 241 buzz in the past 3 months. Although Apple Sore had turned down “17” on Sep 29, netizens still active to discuss the app.
Social media is well known of its fast changing landscape, with interesting platforms and apps popping up. Would “17” be able to come back, after fixing its controversial contents, before next blockbuster splashes the market?