A new post is presented on the Spotlight page of the app every four hours. Posts are randomly chosen from a pool of posts that have received a significant number of Likes over the last few days. Posts can only be in the Spotlight one time.
The posts with the most Likes in the last two hours populate the Trending section.
Yes. In the future, you may have the option to determine whether Likes from anonymous posts count towards your total Likes on a post-by-post basis.
To encourage people to post profound content and interesting personal stories, our hypothesis is that limiting the number of times a person can post each day will reduce trivial posts. Posts can be easily saved as Drafts for subsequent day submissions.
Spotlight is the first social media platform that rewards people for interesting and meaningful content.
One user with the most Likes each week wins 2,000 US Dollars. Every user has the same fair chance to win.
We hope to make Spotlight available in many different languages in the future. As of now, Spotlight is only available in English.
Unfortunately, not now. We hope to make Spotlight truly global in the future.
On iPhone, go to My Account, then My Posts, and click on the post you'd like to delete. Then click More, then Delete Post.
Go to "My Account", "My Posts", find the post you would like to delete, swipe left, then click delete.
Go to "My Account", "My Tags", find the post you would like to untag yourself from, swipe left, then click untag.
We thought about that but it's so easy for people to create fake / duplicate accounts on Twitter and FB that nobody would trust that the contest was real and valid if we allowed that. So the likes only compile on Spotlight, from existing and new users.
Spotlight runs on an ID system we created called VUID that prevents fake and duplicate accounts. Without that we wouldn't be able to run big contests like this $10,000 The Internet Games contest because everyone would game it.
VUID, Inc., the creator and owner of the Spotlight mobile application, does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Mobile App (“User Content”). Instead, you hereby grant a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty free, transferable, sub-licensable, and worldwide license to use your User Content.
See USER CONTENT section in the Terms Of Service.
Anyone registered for Spotlight can vote / like - not just the 100 contestants in The Internet Games.
“Ring the bells that can still ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
ps – we’re working on them =)
The ID system we created, VUID, prevents fake and duplicate accounts. We also check IP addresses to make sure people aren’t managing multiple Spotlight profiles from one phone.
If we find out that someone has created fake or duplicate accounts or is managing multiple Spotlight profiles from the same phone, those contestants will be removed from the contest.
Yes, there will be two leaderboards on Spotlight as of December 1, 2014.
The 1st leaderboard will only show the 100 people competing in The Internet Games.
The 2nd leaderboard will show everyone else. These people will be competing to get into The Internet Games for January.
There will be a clear distinction on posts from contestants in December’s The Internet Games and everyone else.
Yes, but note that for the 3rd and 4th place $1,000 prizes, the judges will pick winners that posted content in accordance with the weekly themes.