Strike shows effect: Twitch has to plug in pretty
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Numerous Twitch Streamer had joined together and refused to go live on September 1st. Thus, they wanted to protest against persistent hate campaigns and actually showed the action great effect.
Update from 3 September, 11 o'clock 30
Twitch: Strike caused less audience numbers
With the campaign #adayofftwitch called numerous streamer for strike on 1 September . They are frustrated about the inactivity of the platform for important points. This includes, for example, the failure to provide adequate measures to prevent large harassment campaigns against streamers.
Now, short time later, it shows that the strike actually showed effect. According to the streaming analysis of CreatorHype, Twitch recorded nearly a million less audience hours and more than 17,000 live channels on 1 September ** and more than 17,000 live channels.
For comparison: on August 25, a week before the protest, Twitch 4,083,518 could record audience hours and 189,472 live channels. On September 1st it was 3,456,576 audience hours and 171,682 live channels.
These numbers were determined by lunchtime of each day. Therefore, you can not reflect the spectator's decline of the whole day, yet speaks CreatorHype from a loss of 5 - 15% .
How is it going?
On August 20, 2021, a few days before the strike, Twitch reported to speak. Nobody should be exposed to malicious and hateful attacks, says the company. We want you to know that we work hard to make Twitch a safer place for creators, it continued.
No One Should Have to Experience Malicious and Hateful Attacks Based on Who They are or what they was stand for. This Is Not The Community We Want On Twitch, And We Want You to Know We Are Working Hard To Make Twitch A Safel Place for Creators. https://t.co/fdbw62e5lw
- Twitch (@Thitch) August 20, 2021
So far, there are no statement on the sockets of Twitch **. Whether the strike has actually showed effect at the end remains to be seen.
Twitch streamers are really angry and planning large-scale strike
The criticism of Twitch is getting louder. Streamer are frustrated about the inactivity of the platform with important points . In particular, the recent cases of plugin-doxxing, so it is called when private data is unauthorized in the network, and the failure to provide adequate measures to prevent large harassment campaigns against streamer, users now bring to the strike.
Under the hashtag ADAYOFTWITCH, some streamer has joined together. Your goal is to bring it as many as possible to stay away from Twitch at the strike day **. So you want to show how much power organized streamer can have about the platform - possible that on 1 September 2021 is not much going on.
We Are Continuing the Fight.
Shout out to @luciaeverblack and @Shineypen for Helping Me With This! #AdayoffWitch September 1st, do not go live. pic.twitter.com/du1c9ytm
- Rek it, Raven! ☠ (@rekitraven) August 20, 2021
Twitch: What does the future look like?
Despite the many problems, Twitch is an important platform, because it offers many opportunities and ideas presented in a way that is rarely seen in the competition. It is difficult to predict which creative things streamers could in future be with the platform.
Twitch has already made positive changes in the past , including the introduction of a less intrusive advertising system for Twitch viewers. Nonetheless, for many streamer, however, the behavior of Twitch and the reactions to criticism are unacceptable, and if the strike does not solve the problems, they may be forced to look after an alternative.
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The largest problems of the platform are still unresolved and it will be exciting to see if and how the company will react to this strike.