The Internet Aristocracy! Twitch Leaks Reveal a Privileged Class Above The Rules And TOS


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The twitch drama and leaks reveals a privileged class, both in terms of money, influence and immunity to the platforms own laws.

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27 Comments
  • Marius Catalin
    Posted at 10:16h, 14 October

    well at least we can hold them accountable for shit they host now,NOW THIS WILL BE FUN

  • Xorxox Talarius
    Posted at 10:18h, 14 October

    Comment

  • maddlarkin
    Posted at 10:27h, 14 October

    And so social media will in time die as the mainstream media is in the process of dying before it, because contrary to the beliefs of the likes of Noam Chomsky, most people aren't stupid or passive when it comes to selecting their media intact and when it starts messaging, preaching or selecting biases they disagree with they'll go elsewhere and the next thing will come along, it happened to Traditional news media, they started messaging for whatever political slant their writers or owners wished and the audience dropped away. Combine that with things like YouTube's aggressively increasing ad policy (first 1 ad that can be skipped after 5 seconds, then it was the occasional 16 second, then mid ads, the double stacked ads, then frequent 20 second ads with double stacking) and people will start to drift elsewhere, it may take decades, but it's starting…

  • Mich Bucanan
    Posted at 10:53h, 14 October

    Obligatory comment in hopes of a future aristocratic cyber arch

  • N0R53 MAN
    Posted at 11:02h, 14 October

    Øl

  • Hawkins
    Posted at 11:05h, 14 October

    Who the hell would name their child "Keke" ???

  • Acid Nine
    Posted at 12:39h, 14 October

    All hail the overlords of information

  • DrunkAtheist
    Posted at 12:54h, 14 October

    Hell it took me nearly a week to find out about this Brandon guy, cause anyone talking about him was quieted. I mean yeah I spend 12-14 hours a day in my peasantry delivering goods to people via 80k lb vehicles, but that's nearly a week I was deprived of my ability to root for this Brandon.

  • facepalm486
    Posted at 12:57h, 14 October

    rules for thee not for me…..yeah it's just the democrat narrative guys, whats the problem? are you all racist, sexist, blah blah blah oh fuck this shit.

  • Big Blue
    Posted at 12:59h, 14 October

    All 'asan pikers are created equal… Some are more equal than others.

  • TheMechwar88
    Posted at 13:08h, 14 October

    We’ll need to update the old joke for modern times.

  • CantusTropus
    Posted at 14:29h, 14 October

    Man, what a shitty way for feudalism to return. Couldn't we at least have brought back the cool clothes and elaborate rituals?

  • 12Mantis
    Posted at 14:30h, 14 October

    While neutrality would be way simpler for everyone involved, I have to wonder if it would get Google's leadership what they want?

    For as it is now every country has to come to Google and form some sort of connection to get their laws and censorship rules enforced in Google's online platforms……essentially treating Google like a border nation except that it's a company and its "borders" are not outlined on any geographical map but instead take the form of web addresses and web traffic percentages, and the more connections Google forms to these various halls of power the firmer their grasp becomes over not just the Internet but the political power of those countries.

    Today, someone in Google can hit a button and just about end any regular persons digital life without having to give a reason, who knows what they'll be able to do with a press of the button tomorrow…..

  • df71cz
    Posted at 15:03h, 14 October

    I comment to help

  • Tob ster
    Posted at 15:54h, 14 October

    comment

  • umngyr
    Posted at 16:32h, 14 October

    Can you imagine if these sites just showed you the latest from your subscriptions on one tab? that'd be nice

  • Charles Entrekin
    Posted at 17:20h, 14 October

    Circle vacation good to be back you're good to hear Arch again

  • mega zero
    Posted at 18:14h, 14 October

    this is not telling me anything i do not already know

  • Ernest Warkentin
    Posted at 18:24h, 14 October

    your imperial tithe, good sir. may the algorithm shine apon you

  • C. G.
    Posted at 18:46h, 14 October

    Arbitrary algorithm comment.

  • Count Schnitzel
    Posted at 19:49h, 14 October

    This is one very engaged schnitzel, mama Susan!

    Glory to the Arch-istocracy! If I may be so bold, I shall put in my resume for a minor managerial role, say – control over a county or something.

  • Elysian Kentarchy
    Posted at 21:02h, 14 October

    May all see Arch's videos. For the algorithm!

  • Alexander Sergeev
    Posted at 21:06h, 14 October

    Algorithm-defined aristocracy, damn, this is cyberpunk af

  • Brigand Boy
    Posted at 23:16h, 14 October

    Yeah the problem is for us consumers is that this trend means OUR experience is going to suffer greatly as well. Not only will content be completely terrible and thus less fun, even useful content (playthroughs, tutorials, how-tos, etc) are at risk because they are NOT included in the aristocracy's circle.

    It used to be you could learn almost anything directly from youtube. Now, not only is entertainment being stifled along with free-speech, so too is useful educational material.

    The tyranny of the elites and the algorithm is a monstrous beast to slay, but I think it's a fight worth fighting.

  • Lewton
    Posted at 06:26h, 15 October

    Thanks Arch

  • VarVarith
    Posted at 09:35h, 15 October

    All over the world the civil freedoms quickly collapse. We might goung straight into a second "20th century" – a new era of total states.

  • Matthew Langren
    Posted at 10:19h, 15 October

    I do like the sound of thine voice