Doing one of those "here's what I'm proud of" threads. I'm sorry in advance. Here's a quick note. I wrote a lot of garbage this year. Like, a lot. But I also established myself as A Voice on YouTube and Twitch culture reporting. So, really, I'm just proud of that. Okay, pieces:
First and foremost, Logan Paul. I broke a lot of those stories, and had one of the more in-depth pieces from the forest incident right off the bat. So, everything re: Logan, I'm kind of proud of. https://t.co/DUFnHHH4uO
Then, burnout. I started reporting on YouTube and Twitch burnout in January. Continued until December. I'm proud of my reporting there. Here's one of the bigger pieces. https://t.co/VihCK745e3
I have a big piece going up on this tomorrow. Fwiw, loot boxes, which these technically are, considered a game. It's "different" from regulated gambling. Since that's the case, it doesn't break any rule, according to YouTube.
Still, the FTC is investigating situations like this. https://t.co/HegGT2iRiJ
This has been something the gaming community on YouTube and Twitch have fought against for two-three years. It's why there are senators calling for action, and it's why companies like Twitch and Valve have taken action.
This isn't new. Influencers just now have sponsorships.
Peter Sterne @petersterne
What differentiates this from a sweepstakes?