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Bryce Hall hits out at Thomas Petrou’s spending habits in new podcast

Published: 30/Sep/2020 0:01

by Virginia Glaze

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Although internet star Bryce Hall is known as the self-described “party animal” of TikTok, he’s no slouch when it comes to his finances — and he thinks that some names in the scene could stand to curb back their egregious spending.

When one thinks of Bryce Hall, a crash-course in finances for young people probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. However, that’s exactly what the influencer is doing after releasing the first episode of his new podcast series.

Titled “Capital University,” Hall has partnered with investor Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano to bring financial education to his Gen Z viewers in a move that has completely upended critics’ expectations.

In their opening episode, Hall and Pomp discuss the ways in which social media influencers go about actually earning their cash — as well as how much certain names are making, right now.

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To illustrate his point, Hall used the Hype House as an example — more specifically, co-founder Thomas Petrou, claiming the star makes around $100k a month from “occasional” brand deals and YouTube adsense, alone.

However, Hall isn’t a fan of Petrou’s spending habits (or the habits of other influencers), finding fault with how the Hype House founder blows his cash on expensive cars to keep up the pretense of looking rich.

“He, along with many other influencers, like to really prove that they’re making a s**t-ton of money,” he commented. “But when you spend it like an idiot — you’re buyin’ McLarens, Porsches, i8s, just cash — I look at these kids and I’m like, ‘Oh my god.’”

“They don’t understand that this social media, this poppin’ time that they’re in, isn’t gonna last forever,” he continued. “Right now, when you’re at the top, this is when you’re gonna be making the most money. You just gotta find a way to sustain it.”

Hall himself began his podcast after learning that harsh reality the hard way, claiming that he’d even gone broke and was hit with major tax expenses. Now, he’s helping other young people and fellow internet stars to avoid the potholes he’s already hit.

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It’s a pleasant surprise for fans — and a welcome change in wake of Jake Paul’s own divisive “Financial Freedom” project.

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Just Chatting is crushing every game on Twitch in 2020

Published: 19/Nov/2020 16:19

by Jacob Hale

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With the continued growth of livestreaming across all platforms, streamers are able to broadcast just about anything, and Twitch is no longer a place reserved only for gamers, as Just Chatting has officially become the biggest category on the platform.

For a very long time, Twitch has been the go-to place for gamers to see the best of the best, whether it be skillful and entertaining streamers or elite esports competitors.

More recently, though, the ‘Just Chatting’ section has been growing very strong, with people able to sit and chat with their viewers without playing any games, instead just discussing anything that might come up.

While that has drawn some derision from fans who believe that Twitch should be a place for gaming, there is clearly an even bigger audience that firmly believes Just Chatting is perfect for Twitch.

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Hasan has helped lead the charge for Just Chatting throughout October and November.

Just Chatting dominates Twitch categories

According to a new report from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg, Just Chatting saw a 20% increase in hours watched between September and October. This means that the category has dominated the space since May, seeing six months of continued growth.

This also means that year-on-year, Just Chatting has grown 202%, firmly fortifying its place on Twitch over the likes of League of Legends, Among Us and Fortnite.

In October, fans might have expected to see League of Legends spring into the top place thanks to the League of Legends World Championship. Surprisingly, Just Chatting held on to its top spot. The category was propelled to the top by the likes of mizkif, ludwig, and others. Politics also played a big part in its success, thanks to the U.S. Election and political commentator HasanAbi, who has quickly become one of the biggest names on the platform.

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Just Chatting is still firmly holding on to that top spot.

Elsewhere in the report, we can see that Among Us is slowly losing favor on Twitch. However, Phasmophobia and Genshin Impact saw meteoric rises when they were released, quickly becoming popular games among variety streamers.

That said, it’s become clear that gaming isn’t everything on Twitch. It also means that aspiring streamers don’t need to get good at any games to go live; If they want to just sit and talk with an audience, that’s becoming more and more viable as time goes on.