We are a journalist and a producer who ended up at TwitchCon in September 2015 and became enamored with the idea of exploring Planet Twitch together. Whether you are a streamer or a viewer, a video game virgin or someone who rarely goes online, we are all living at the dawn of the age of virtual worlds. When people look back twenty, thirty or a hundred years from now, Twitch will be seen as one of the early outposts, the Deadwood or the Dodge City of its era.
People are hanging up their shingles in Twitch and setting up shop. They are not quite sure what the rules are, and neither are we. There is that frontier feeling that anything is possible and a pervading sense of play. But there are dark undercurrents, too.
In the years to come, we expect much will be written about this time period and this community. For now, we simply aspire to set down a draft of our first impressions to the best of our abilities. We see this site as sounding board for opinions and impressions as well as a collection of news, profiles and how tos. It is a place to pose questions and to seek out answers. It will surely evolve, as will Twitch. If you’d like to join us, we’d love to hear from you.
Producer: Michael Cox
On Twitch: FearsomeFlower
Editor: Elise Ackerman
On Twitch: Newsfromplanettwitch