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Titel / TitleInteractions of Twitch Users and Their Usage Behavior.
Author / Autor

Gros, D., Hackenholt, A.,  Zawadzki, P., & Wanner, B.


Source / Quelle G. Meiselwitz (Ed.), Social Computing and Social Media. User Experience and Behavior. 10th International Conference, SCSM 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 201-213). Cham, Switzerland: Springer (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 10914).
Language / SpracheEnglish / Englisch



In recent years social live streaming services (SLSSs) like YouNow or Periscope are becoming more and more popular. Within the gaming and E-sports industry, Twitch became one of the biggest live streaming platforms for video games in late 2014. This paper analyzes the usage behavior and interactions of Twitch users, especially their wish to get involved in a live-stream. The study is a quantitative analysis based on an online questionnaire, which was completed by 603 Twitch users. Both user groups, 'viewers' and 'streamers', participated in the study. Additionally, streamers with different popularity (follower size) were observed to get an insight of the interactions between Twitch users.

Keywords: Streaming  Social live streaming services  Twitch Media usage  Usage behavior  User interaction

DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91485-5_15