Tutorial: Using Twitch automation with IFTTT

Tutorial: Using Twitch automation with IFTTT

Adding automation to your actions allows for less chance for screwups. Now that IFTTT supports Twitch, I teach you how to use the service to make your life easier.

SeeBotsChat: So two robots walk into a bar…

SeeBotsChat: So two robots walk into a bar…

Someone rigs up two AI assistants to talk to each other, and suddenly, a meta-narrative develops from the peanut gallery.

Thoughts on Twitch Cheering post-Evo 2016

Thoughts on Twitch Cheering post-Evo 2016

With Evo 2016 over, I took the time to post some thoughts about Twitch’s implementation of its Cheering system for the event, and how it could be improved.

Tea on Twitch – Episode #1

Tea on Twitch – Episode #1

For the last little while I’ve had an idea to do a tea-based streaming Twitch as part of their Creative hub. I pulled the trigger on it this past Thursday with the first episode of Tea on Twitch, which I think went really well.

Twitch and the art of running marathons

Twitch and the art of running marathons

While Twitch.tv has made huge strides in terms of user engagements, the past two years have seen the rise of a form of entertainment that deserves special mention: the marathon.

Watching something for long periods isn’t exactly something new: before Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, people decided they needed a refresher on the series, and many more people will make the twelve-hour journey through the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions. However, what makes the Twitch brand of marathons interesting isn’t so much the content, but the factors that allow them to thrive.

I’ve been thinking about this subject for a while, mostly because it flies in the face of what many analysts will tell us about the consumption habits of the modern viewer: I mean, how many times have you heard of millennials’ short attention spans when it comes to Twitter, Vine and Instagram?