Just a heads-up, we might be messing with Twitch again, despite the fact that's a leaking ship and overly woke, as I said previously in my platform comparison video, it is STILL the defacto made-for-streaming destination. You lose a lot of features going to YouTube or Failook instead.
I also stated that while Twitch's algorithm maybe very basic, number-locked & overly crowded, especially when compared to YT, I still believe if you stick to a Category (& its community) and pay it forward to the like-minded streams you enjoy without expectation of anything, you have a better chance of even the smallest amount of discoverability (like 2 or 3 stragglers), especially with many dipping to YT or other pastures now since many a guru's recommendation and own moves.
This doesn't change the fact that Twitch could be brown-bread anytime soon...
This doesn't change the fact that Twitch could be brown-bread anytime soon. It is overly sensitive (like of the work overly being used in this article), has uneven focuses, is completely ad-ridden, still has no transcoding options for anything less than partners (720p as a minimum is risky with so many mobile users) and has many folks extracting every bit of value they can out of it even if it means bricking its existence. There's also less places to hide on twitch (I enjoyed the time away watching some of the drama from the side-lines, I have to admit it).
Truth is, as I've already said, content is CONTENT, and content is KING. But even with all YT's algorithms, no one can claim it's a perfect system and proves to be very inconsistent, especially if you haven't really settled on what you want to focus on that works, and what it therefore says YOU can be discovered or CATER for. YT is taking way too long on its streaming features that are technically years behind Twitch and its more open API.
Because of this, it can be way harder to express yourself or integrate new (or old) ideas or interaction features that might hold, distract or attract...
I also believe its community features (aka monetisation) targets are too high for people that might otherwise do okay or even good in the streaming space, but wouldn't be able to net 4,000 hours of watch time in effectively a very different format of traditional on-demand content (but that might just be an opinion of salt, where's the shaker). Because of this, it can be way harder to express yourself or integrate new (or old) ideas or interaction features that might hold, distract or attract even 1 potential new regular viewer.
So, the content effort will continue as normal with the VODs available (without the notification spam of course for the vast majority of it, outside occasional ones for the start of a series), but the live performances will take place on 2 different Twitch channels (don't worry, got the whole thing pretty automated, so it shouldn't really take much more work).
Attempting to penetrate the retro lovers and fully embrace my personal love & fascination of such curiosities. One to embrace my bad habits freely...
To that end, the two Twitch channel branches have the same core features (!commands for instance) but different focuses. One based on attempting to penetrate the retro lovers and fully embrace my personal love & fascination of such curiosities, as well as a great excuse to really tackle the !Unfinished Business Game Challenge (the main one with affiliate features) and a new one to embrace my bad habits freely (ad-free but no affiliate).
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