Twitch Vs YouTube: Who Will Become Champion Of Livestreaming?
YouTube and Twitch’s battle for livestream supremacy reached new heights in August 2018 when online celebrities Logan Paul and KSI exchanged blows during an amateur boxing match inside of the UK’s Manchester Arena. Developed as a $10 pay-per-view (PPV) for YouTube, the event brought in 860,000 paid streams on the platform. During the same time, however, pirated streams on Twitch reached 1.2 million — the largest of them broadcasting to 400,000 viewers. While legitimate purchases and illegal streams don’t make for an apples to apples comparison, the situation highlights a growing Twitch vs YouTube rivalry that’s playing out in real-time.
YouTube debuted livestreaming for select users in April of 2011. Two months later, Twitch.tv, launched as a gaming spinoff of livestreaming site Justin.tv. Twitch’s built-in audience and dedicated platform made it a hit among gamers, with popularity eventually eclipsing that of its predecessor.
YouTube didn’t offer a dedicated service for gamers until 2015 when Twitch was already a leader in the category — having been purchased by retail giant Amazon the previous year. Since then, the Twitch vs YouTube struggle has continued to grow as the two platforms vie for the attention of gamers and other livestreamers.
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What is IGTV? How Instagram TV Will Impact Influencer Marketing
On June 2018, Instagram announced a huge addition to their platform: a brand new service under the moniker IGTV. The fresh video content vehicle allows creators to upload fullscreen, vertical videos up to one-hour in length.
IGTV marks Instagram’s entry into the long-form video space—this has huge implications for both mobile video creators and the influencer marketing industry. Read More>>
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Twitch Vs. YouTube Gaming: Is YouTube Losing to Twitch?
In the battle for social media supremacy, different platforms have adopted different strategies. While the world’s largest networks (Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram), have worked to capture every conceivable demographic, others have targeted specific niches. Among the most successful of these specialized platforms is Twitch.tv, a streaming site and community dedicated to video game enthusiasts (gamers) and their content.
Twitch Vs. YouTube Gaming Analysis—Can A Niche Gaming Network Best The World’s Largest Streaming Video Site?
While Twitch may not be a household name for many, it’s no obscure upstart. Purchased by retail giant Amazon in 2014 and boasting 15 million daily active users, Twitch is armed with a loyal following and capable support system. With its focus on creators, Twitch is now abuzz across the creator community, attracting top talent from some of the world’s most popular platforms, including online video behemoth, YouTube. Read More>>
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10 Teenage YouTubers That Have Become Mainstream Celebrities
Having grown up with social media, teenage YouTubers appeal to a demographic, Generation Z, that loves online video. On average Generation Z members, those born in the early 2000s, spend 17 hours a day looking at screens. Compared to only 52% of millennials who report visiting YouTube every day, 72% of Gen Z members do so.
Popular teenage YouTubers ages 13-19 are constantly creating videos for their highly engaged peers and reaching out to their viewers. Marketers should take note of these YouTubers and their access to the newest consumers.
Here we’ve broken down the top 10 teenage YouTubers in descending order of subscribers. Read More>>
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VidCon 2018: The Biggest News And Announcements From Instagram And YouTube
VidCon is the premiere place for everything online video, and this year came with exciting announcements from a number of the internet’s top companies and platforms. With a star-studded list of influencers and more than 30,000 attendees, VidCon is the perfect place for brands to make their presence, products, and services known.
VidCon was originally conceived in 2010 as a niche event connecting early YouTuber stars with their fans in real life. Fast forward to today, online video dominates the media and VidCon has grown tremendously in attendance and significance -- now all of the major social platforms and brands are represented. As influencer marketing and online video advertising continue to flourish, industry professionals also attend the conference to network and hear the latest announcements.
Below, we highlight the biggest announcements from VidCon 2018.
How Do Mobile Games Make Money? Most Popular Monetization Models
The meteoric rise in mobile device popularity and tech capability has fueled the extremely popular mobile app industry. Mobile games are amongst the most popular types of apps—in 2017, 80% of all app revenue came from gaming apps for both the Apple iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The global gaming market is targeted to reach $115 billion in 2018; the mobile gaming industry accounts for $50 billion dollars in all of global gaming revenue.
It’s clear that the mobile app industry is lucrative and continuing to grow in size each year. How do mobile games make money? Game monetization is the method by which a game product makes money for its developers and copyright owners. There are various revenue models that mobile games use to generate profit.
Instagram Meme Channels Are Big Business. Here Are 5 Ways They’ve Grown Beyond Being Just Millennial Hotspots
Up until now, Instagram meme channels were largely photo posts and the occasional short video post (usually a GIF “graphics interchange format” - a file type that allows for combining static and animated images). Many top Instagram meme channel creators often remained anonymous, amassing hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of followers in a few short years without attaching a face or personality to these accounts.
Due to their popularity, Instagram meme channels have evolved leveraging not only their massive fan bases and universal millennial appeal, but also being on the forefront of social media trends (i.e. novel uses of Instagram Stories and other emerging social media features). Check out the ways Instagram meme channels have evolved into some of the biggest brands by creating relatable memes and establishing businesses both on and off social media. Read More>>
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How The Crazy Gorilla Found Viral Facebook Video Fame
During the summer of 2011, Anthony Nguyen was approaching his senior year of high school. He and a group of friends posted a comedic video on YouTube, which amassed 5,000 views in just a week on a channel with zero subscribers. Fast forward seven years and Nguyen is still running the same The Crazy Gorilla channel with his childhood friend Ramon Guzman.
Together the pair has created some of the internet's most engaging video content — their Facebook video comparing Donald Trump to Mean Girls has 27 million views. They also have one of the first original Facebook Watch shows, Mexican Survival Guide, that's winning the hearts of millions online.
We sat down with Nguyen to discuss his social media journey in-depth, the ingredients necessary for creating viral content, and the current state of the influencer industry, particularly as it relates to YouTube MCNs. Get to know the motivated and insightful creator here.