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
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
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
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
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
Passionfruit newsletter: Is exclusivity dead?
The old media way of thinking about platform exclusivity is being recontextualized.
On Oct 25, 2023 by Grace Stanley
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
‘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
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
‘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
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
Streamer xQc signs $100 million deal
This is a lot more than just a nine-figure payday.
On Jun 20, 2023 by Steven Asarch
‘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
Can headphones dent your head?
A streamer found a headphone dent—should you be concerned?
On Jun 15, 2023 by Rachel Kiley