This week we’re checking back in on Twitch, the livestreaming platform that just can’t quite seem to figure out how to fit in with the rest of the internet. We’re going through the latest controversies from TwitchCon, including the cursed foam pit. But we’re also, more broadly, talking about why Twitch remains a somewhat niche thing. There was this assumption years ago that Twitch would eventually replace ESPN somehow, but that moment never happened, leaving the platform in a bizarre gray area where it sits just off to the side of everything else. So where does it go from here?
“We need to talk about Facebook PR guy Andy Stone”
“Elon Musk's tweets about Ukraine, Taiwan and Kanye stoke worries about Twitter ownership”
“Meta and news outlet’s spar deepens India’s trust deficit”
Tweets from The Wire about the XCheck controversy
“‘Fat Bear Week’ Hit By Voter-Fraud Attempt”
John Fetterman makes his own memes
“TwitchCon had a foam pit exhibit. Two attendees say they got injured when they jumped in.”
Hasan responding the Sam Hyde meme
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We’re back with another outside episode. We sat on a park bench and talked about Threads, NPC streamers on TikTok, and AI. Ryan also got chased by a wasp and a dog came by to say hi. Then we went and watched some cricket. A perfect summer afternoon. We’ll be back in a few months, probably. Bye...
Ryan was in London so we did a little recording session out in a park last week. We wanted to talk about something other than Twitter and AI, but, let’s be real. That’s all we talked about. Also, perhaps most importantly, Luke finally watched all of Ted Lasso. And he’s real pissed.
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