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Is Twitch Kid-Friendly?

Is Twitch Kid-Friendly?

No, although there are some exceptions. Most Twitch streamers swear, and the female streamers often dress inappropriately or have suggestive content on their social media accounts. Many male streamers are also prone to making crude comments and discussing lewd topics,...

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What is Stream Swatting?

What is Stream Swatting?

Swatting is when someone discovers a person’s address and makes a malicious prank call to the emergency services, reporting a serious crime. This leads to a real swat team being dispatched to the person’s house. It is mainly prevalent in the video gaming community....

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Is Twitch Free?

Is Twitch Free?

Yes, a basic registration to Twitch is free. This includes being able to engage with streamers on their chats, provided that they don’t have a subscriber’s-only chat, as well as basic emotes. What Do You Get for Subscribing to A Streamer’s Twitch Channel? If you...

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What are Twitch Cheer Bits?

What are Twitch Cheer Bits?

A Twitch cheer bit is a Twitch-specific currency that Twitch users can use to ‘cheer’ for their favorite affiliate or partnered streamer. It is an alternate way for Twitch users to support their favorite streamers without subscribing to them, purchasing their...

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What is Stream Sniping?

What is Stream Sniping?

Stream sniping is when players log onto a streamer’s Twitch channel, look at what they’re playing and then queue in that game and attempt to join the same lobby as that streamer. They will then watch the channel while playing the game in an attempt to locate and...

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Can Streamers Make Money on Twitch?

Can Streamers Make Money on Twitch?

The short answer is obviously ‘yes’, as most people already know that Ninja minimally makes $500,000 USD per month. However, a better question is ‘is it realistic to expect to make much money on Twitch?’ This is trickier to answer. Twitch is rapidly growing, with over...

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How Can You Gain Twitch Followers and Views?

How Can You Gain Twitch Followers and Views?

According to Twitch streamers themselves, the best ways for aspiring streamers to gain Twitch followers is to: Have a consistent schedule – if your viewers don’t know when you’re online, then they won’t know when to watch you.  (Amaz). Don’t just drop everything to...

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Gaming Terms

Gaming Terms

New players often struggle to understand what’s going on when they try to play online or even to simply discuss their passions or complaints with others on forums. This becomes even more complicated when new gaming terminology keeps springing up, especially in a...

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Twitch Maintains Growth Streak into Early 2019

Twitch Maintains Growth Streak into Early 2019

It’s no secret that Twitch has been gaining mainstream recognition as an entertainment platform. Even Jimmy Kimmel has taken the time to knock streaming culture, which is always a good indicator of a cultural phenomenon’s prevalence in society. While it could be...

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