Fame! I wanna stream forever: Analysis and critique of successful streamers' advice to the next generation

Mia Consalvo, Kelly Boudreau, Nick Bowman, Andrew Phelps

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Abstract

This paper examines community-created online 'how-to' videos that offer advice for video game streamers and content creators. The goal of this study was to investigate how successful streamers encourage newcomers and/or smaller streamers to “grow” on Twitch, examining such factors as the advice they offer, the evidence that such advice works, and their reasons for sharing such information. More critically, how does the creation of such videos further entrench those creators as successful and thus, able to deploy “streaming capital” to buttress their claims? While the initial focus was on Twitch, this research led to a wider-ranging exploration-following the advice of successful streamers was to employ other platforms in combination, as the field of live streaming has extended far beyond Twitch itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2023
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2326-2335
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133164
StatePublished - 2023
Event56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2023 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2023Jan 6 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2023-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period1/3/231/6/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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