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Episode 2: Speak the Lingo

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In the second episode, Will takes you to the heart of Twitch chat, where the interactions between streamers and their community come alive. The platform has its own language of codes and unique graphic worlds—emotes, which are similar to emojis or even memes, are an integral part of this culture. Chatting creates a crucial link between streamers and their viewers and creates a village spirit: the community establishes its own rules and streamers act as leaders, developing strategies against trolls. This reality particularly affects female streamers, towards whom the world of video games is often unfriendly…

2019, 12 min 43 s