The livestreaming industry is burgeoning, which means that there’s no shortage of apps making themselves a destination for live broadcasts. But one of the livestreaming apps that’s quickly setting itself apart is Live.me. With top influencers like Roman Atwood, JStuStudios, Markiplier, and others creating content on the platform, Live.me is growing quickly and finding an audience that’s enthusiastic and engaged.
Though livestreaming online has been around for years, it’s still evolving. Broadcasters and platforms are constantly changing and adjusting the ways in which they reach and interact with viewers and we’re still learning what works best in live formats. The top Live.me influencers are a big part of finding out what works best. By experimenting with different types of content, their successes help illuminate the way forward for livestreaming as they develop new ways to reach audiences.
It’s not surprising that many of the top Live.me influencers are big YouTubers. Already accustomed to creating online videos, these influencers likely encountered relatively few barriers to entry in using Live.me. Video content is wildly different from platform to platform, but knowing how to create good video goes a long way, and it likely helped these top influencers.
That said, what’s interesting is the type of video that these top influencers typically create. Roman Atwood, JStuStudios, Yousef Erakat, and The Dudesons all create prank videos and make up 4 of the top 5 influencers on the platform. It’s difficult to know whether that’s because the prank video format lends itself to livestreaming or because Live.me’s demographic responds particularly well to that type of content, but it certainly seems significant. Rounding out the top 10 are gamers, lifestyle vloggers, and popular online personalities.
Here are the top 10 Live.me influencers broadcasting on the growing livestreaming platform.
Roman Atwood began creating videos in 2009 and has since built a massive following on YouTube and leveraging his popularity on other platforms. Atwood primarily posts prank videos as well as vlogging about his everyday life.
JStuStudios was created by Justin Stuart and is the work of Stuart and Andrew Scites, who create prank videos. Though perhaps best known for their YouTube channel, their following on Live.me actually outpaces their YouTube following.
Gaming YouTuber Markiplier (Mark Edward Fischbach) is one of YouTube’s biggest creators with over 16 million subscribers. Markiplier’s known primarily for his gaming videos (including Let’s Play videos) and his comedic and spirited commentary.
Yousef Erakat started his YouTube channel, fouseyTUBE, in 2011 and uploads a variety of prank and challenge videos and vlogs. Though many of his videos center around comedy, many of Erakat’s vlogs and popular videos focus on personal issues.
Often drawing comparisons to MTV’s famed Jackass crew, the Dudesons are a Finnish group of stuntmen who specialize in prank videos and stunts. Childhood friends who got into extreme sports together, the four have been filming stunts together for decades.
Jesse Ridgway, better known as McJuggerNuggets, is a famed personality, avid gamer, and story-teller. His content ranges from story series, family videos, and crazy skits the give his fans, or Juggies, a guaranteed laugh.
Jackelyn Shultz is a social media influencer known for her “mommy lifestyle” content. She spends her days livestreaming and posting with her husband, Alex, and her two children, Abbey Jax and Axel Jackson.
Just Kidding News is an offshoot of famous YouTube channel JustKiddingFilms. Founded by Bart Kwan and Joe Jo, Just Kidding News covers social and cultural stories supplemented with hilarious commentary.
Explosm is the work of the creators of popular webcomic Cyanide & Happiness. Known by millions for its dark humor and handling of controversial topics, Cyanide & Happiness is a pillar of online culture and comedy.
Connor Franta is a popular online personality known for his comedy sketches, inspirational videos, and lifestyle vlogs. He is openly gay and aims to help others struggling with their own sexual identity, as demonstrated in his New York Times Best Seller, A Work in Progress.