Techdirt Podcast Episode 215: Experimenting With Twitch

from the streaming-stories dept

Live streaming is here to stay, and it seems to be getting more popular by the minute — but for many people, it still seems like a foreign land and evokes a cliched "I feel old" response. This week, Mike is joined by not-so-regular-anymore co-host Dennis Yang, who has been experimenting with Twitch, to get a beginner's perspective on the platform, the community, and the medium of streaming.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Jun 2019 @ 2:13am

    Live content just still feels "old-fashioned" to me.

    As someone who grew up in the era of VHS, the idea of watching stuff live has never appealed. It's frustrating missing something when you need the toilet, or get peckish and go to fix yourself a sandwich.
    It's why Youtube was so nice when it came along, same as how Netflix was better than recording TV to watch later.
    Livestreams just feel like a bygone era of TV.

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      CrushU (profile), 26 Jun 2019 @ 9:01am

      Re: Live content just still feels "old-fashioned" to me.

      Twitch archives the livestream for a certain period of time, and you can move that video to another platform if you want it preserved.

      Otherwise, the main draw of Twitch is the interaction with the streamer(s). Sort of like a call-in radio show, I suppose.

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    Zof (profile), 19 Jun 2019 @ 5:29am

    You Have Youtube To Thank

    The reason Twitch is growing so fast is YouTube is determined to lose all their content creator by bullying them and stealing their money. If Twitch was exceedingly smart right now, they'd drop a pile of money on making their platform more youtubeish.

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    CrushU (profile), 26 Jun 2019 @ 9:02am

    League of Legends

    Dennis, if you send a friend invite to CrushU, I'll play games with you and help teach. :D

    I'm also trying to get streaming started, it's pretty difficult/saturated right now...

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