Let people watch you eat, live on Twitch
Not everyone can get famous on Twitch for being good (or terrible) at gaming, but all of us can eat. Twitch has now opened up that very democratic activity with the “social eating” channel. It’s under the Twitch Creative umbrella, which launched in style last year with a 200-hour Bob Ross marathon. As Polygon notes, that’s despite the fact that Twitch apparently still prohibits “Muk-ban”-style streams focused on food consumption. In that popular Korean trend, people get paid up to $10,000 a month to stream themselves snarfing large meals.
With Twitch Creative, the Bob Ross Marathon and now this silliness, Twitch is going back to its non-gaming Justin.tv roots and pushing into YouTube’s terrain with mainstream lifecasting. Ironically, that’s the opposite of what YouTube is doing with its Gaming site. Nevertheless, it may be the career opportunity you’ve been waiting for, judging by how it’s going so far. There aren’t a lot of streams, but one of them has nearly two million total views and 75,000 likes, and the person, “Jendenise,” is eating what looks like plain biscuits.