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Ben Shapiro explains why Twitter has been ruined on Logan Paul podcast

Published: 12/Sep/2019 5:09 Updated: 12/Sep/2019 8:20

by Isaac McIntyre


American commentator Ben Shapiro has revealed why he thinks social media giant Twitter has turned “toxic” in the 121st episode of Logan Paul’s ‘Impaulsive’ podcast.

Shapiro has made a living sharing his opinions on a host of political and trending topics across his career, with many of his discussions taking place across major social media sites.

On September 9, the American commentator guest-starred on Logan Paul’s long-running talk show Impaulsive, taking aim at Twitter and how it’s changed – for the worse – in recent years.

“It’s a disaster, a disaster,” Shapiro said when asked if he thought social media as a platform for discourse was a problem. “I think it depends on the method of distribution, if you’re talking about somewhere like YouTube, that’s just a place where people are basically viewing content, in the comments section maybe you get a little bit of conversation, but not really.

“Twitter is really bad, Twitter is a toxic place. It’s a place to dunk and be dunked upon. It is not a place where you’re going to get a long argument about nuance. That’s not what it’s for, it’s deliberately created for short attention spans in now less than 280 characters.”

Wiki CommonsBen Shapiro is famous for his views on a variety of topics.

“I don’t have the ability to have a substantive discussion about the solutions to climate change with you in 280 characters,” he continued.

“Instead, the tweets that get all the retweets and the incentive systems is the funnier you are, which very often coincides with the nastier you are, the more likes and retweets you get.”

Shapiro told podcast co-hosts Logan Paul and Mike Majlak he believes there’s been a major “mood shift” on the social media platform in recent times, that has seen Twitter move away from “a chat room with your friends” to something a little more toxic.

For mobile users, video segment starts at 15:03.

“I disengaged in tremendous ways with Twitter, I used to think it was a lot more fun. Now it’s ‘You know what we’re going to do, we’re going to go through your entire history and dig up some dumbass thing you said ten years ago and take it out of context’.

“That’s what happened to Kevin Hart, it’s happened to a bunch of people. It happened to Sarah Jeong at the New York Times, and it happened to James Gunn. It’s this constant attempt to destroy somebody with something they said.”

Logan Paul has had a host of different guests on his YouTube podcast Impaulsive.

Twitter was just one of many topics that Shapiro covered with the Impaulsive hosts earlier this week, but it seemed like one that he was very passionate about.

As for Paul, his rematch showdown with KSI is looming ever closer. The fight’s undercard also just received a boost, with brother Jake Paul now confirmed to be touching gloves with American rapper Soulja Boy ahead of the main event.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.