HuffPost: Female Twitch Streamers Spend Their Lives Online. Predators Are Watching.

HuffPost: Female Twitch Streamers Spend Their Lives Online. Predators Are Watching.. “There’s no social media platform where women are safe from sexual harassment. Mobs of misogynist trolls have chased countless women and girls off of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and lesser known sites. But when it comes to streaming on Twitch, women are exceptionally vulnerable to this kind of abuse, which has become normalized as an intrinsic part of their experience both on- and off-platform, regardless of the nature of their content.”

TechCrunch: Streamlabs launches Crossclip, a new tool for sharing Twitch clips to TikTok, Instagram and YouTube

TechCrunch: Streamlabs launches Crossclip, a new tool for sharing Twitch clips to TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. “The company behind ubiquitous livestreaming software Streamlabs is introducing a new way for streamers to share their gaming highlights to platforms well beyond Twitch. Streamlabs calls the new tool Crossclip, and it’s available now as an iOS app and as a lightweight web tool.”

Mashable: Twitch’s new content tags are long overdue but they’ll need back-up

Mashable: Twitch’s new content tags are long overdue but they’ll need back-up. “With a bit more than a week to go before Pride Month kicks off on June 1, Twitch is launching a new collection of 350-plus content tags aimed at boosting the discoverability of marginalized voices. It’s a ridiculously late change for a tagging feature that was first introduced in 2018, but still a welcome one for content creators on the site who have long sought ways to increase their visibility on a crowded and noisy streaming platform.”

Tom’s Guide: How to do a charity stream on Twitch

Tom’s Guide: How to do a charity stream on Twitch. “This past March, I decided to do a charity stream on Twitch, raising funds to support Asian Americans, in a moment when the community needed support. I managed to raise some money, and it wasn’t that complicated — once I figured out how. So, I thought I would explain what I did, and the ways others are raising money online, because anybody can do it.”

Man of Many: The New Lexus IS 350 F Sport was Designed on Twitch

Man of Many: The New Lexus IS 350 F Sport was Designed on Twitch. “Combining a car with a gaming system seems rife with potential safety hazards, but that’s exactly what the Lexus Gamers’ IS is. The 2021 Lexus IS 350 F Sport was transformed into a gamer’s dream vehicle, complete with a full gaming system—for the passenger, fortunately. The design came about through input from the Twitch community, with the 15 million daily active users of the platform casting votes on the vehicle’s modifications.”

The Verge: Stream It Yourself

The Verge: Stream It Yourself. “Twitch is usually thought of as a place for streaming video games. And while that reputation is deserved — yes, a lot of people stream their gaming on Twitch — the site also has a surprising breadth of channels. Makers & Crafting is one of them; the category was created in 2018, after Twitch renamed ‘Hobbies & Crafts’ to better represent the many pros who streamed in it (in their words). According to Twitch Tracker, a website that logs Twitch statistics, the category averaged 520 viewers in September 2018, the month it was created. As of January 2021, Makers & Crafting was averaging 1,520 viewers, or about three times more.”

The Verge: Twitch, owned by Amazon, pulls Amazon’s anti-union ads

The Verge: Twitch, owned by Amazon, pulls Amazon’s anti-union ads. “Twitch is removing the anti-union ads that its parent company, Amazon, was running on the platform. The ads showed Amazon employees talking about why they want to vote no on unionization and directed viewers to Amazon’s ‘DoItWithoutDues’ website. A Twitch spokesperson said the ads ‘should never have been allowed to run on [the] service,’ as they violate its political advertising policies.”

Vox: Is the country falling apart? Depends on where you get your news.

Vox: Is the country falling apart? Depends on where you get your news.. “Since the protests that arose in the wake of George Floyd’s death last summer, I have increasingly watched livestreams on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook to get a sense of how things feel on the ground. In particular, the Twitch channel Woke collects lots of different livestreams into a single feed, highlighting the audio from only one of them at a time (so as to avoid aural confusion) but letting viewers watch many different streams simultaneously, sometimes over a dozen at once. The feel of the channel is a little like the oft-depicted image of one person sitting in front of many televisions, all tuned to different things.”

CNN: Twitch officially bans blackface, swastikas and the Confederate flag in new, targeted guidelines

CNN: Twitch officially bans blackface, swastikas and the Confederate flag in new, targeted guidelines. “In one of the most targeted and far-reaching social media guidelines issued by a major tech company, Twitch said it is beefing up its policy against hateful images on its platform and adding a ban on the Confederate flag. The new rules will take effect January 22.”

Techdirt: Twitch Continues To Trip Over Itself In Response To DMCA Apocalypse

Techdirt: Twitch Continues To Trip Over Itself In Response To DMCA Apocalypse. “What a few weeks for Twitch. You will recall that the platform went about pissing a ton of its talent and viewers off by nuking a metric ton of video content on the site in response to a flood of DMCA takedown notices, most of them from the RIAA. And this truly was the nuclear option, far different from the notice/counternotice system most platforms use. In fact, it was so extraordinary that it arguably lost Twitch its DMCA safe harbor.”