Live Streaming and creativity. | | Mr Funk E. Dude
Is there a creative side to live streaming? This is a question I've been asking myself lately. Live streaming services like Twitch, Youtube, and Periscope have seen a jump in growth this last year as their services have become more and more popular. Fueled by the popularity of E sports, live streaming isn't and hasn't ever been, just for games. In 2016 Twitch added their "In Real Life" section (IRL) to allow gamers and non gamers a platform to live stream events, and provide content outside of gaming. Some IRL streamers just chat with people, some provide instructions on cooking or other skills. Some just provide eye candy. What a person does with their live stream is up to how creative they can be (without breaking the rules) and it's that creativity that I find fascinating. The best IRL streamers are the ones who work their creativity into keeping their audiences interested. The art of presentation is key here. Gaming streamers realized quickly that how you played didn't matter as