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Is Twitch for kids? Streamers are divided

Streamers told Passionfruit that Twitch’s current moderation standards for kids are less than satisfactory.

On Dec 20, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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Artists and V-Tubers left disappointed after Twitch’s recent ‘artistic nudity’ rule reversal

'It honestly makes me feel like this site is a joke sometimes.'

On Dec 18, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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Mountain Dew is turning Twitch into an artificial intelligence panopticon

Online, posters compared it to an old 4chan meme.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

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Pokimane’s cookie controversy is clearly contrived

Streamer Pokimane announced a cookie collaboration, and some online are acting like it’s the end of the world.

On Nov 20, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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From Big Oil to the Navy, some surprising advertisers are targeting young people through Twitch

Oil companies, insurance sellers, and military moguls are all taking to Twitch to reach a lucrative younger audience.

On Nov 6, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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Passionfruit newsletter: Is exclusivity dead?

The old media way of thinking about platform exclusivity is being recontextualized.

On Oct 25, 2023 by Grace Stanley

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TwitchCon in the desert left me feeling lukewarm

After attending this year’s TwitchCon, I’m left wondering what streamer culture is anymore.

On Oct 23, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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‘There’s no source’: Podcaster Ethan Klein blasted for comments on Israel-Palestine, demanded ‘proof’ over history of conflict

The podcaster faced backlash after his debate with Twitch streamer Hasan Piker.

On Oct 13, 2023 by Braden Bjella

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What does ‘skill issue’ mean?

A term that got popular in gaming communities has evolved into a more general insult online.

On Sep 5, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

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‘Please pray for the youth’: People react to Kai Cenat’s chaotic PlayStation event with memes

The streamer's NYC giveaway didn't go as planned.

On Aug 7, 2023 by Sayou Cooper

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Twitch’s queer-disabled streaming space matters now more than ever

There’s something special about a Twitch stream chat that no other streaming platform has yet managed to replicate, especially for queer disabled people.

On Jun 26, 2023 by V.M. Ayala

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Streamer xQc signs $100 million deal

This is a lot more than just a nine-figure payday.

On Jun 20, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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‘Break the Game’ offers an immersive window into a familiar topic

One streamer's attempt to break a world record opens a window into online isolation.

On Jun 16, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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Can headphones dent your head?

A streamer found a headphone dent—should you be concerned?

On Jun 15, 2023 by Rachel Kiley

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‘This is the most anti-creator s*** I’ve ever seen’: Twitch’s new branded content rules made streamers furious

The streaming platform announced a new series of rules for branded content rules, and creators aren’t happy.

On Jun 7, 2023 by Steven Asarch