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PewDiePie reveals how he’s putting YouTube stream donations to good use

Published: 16/Nov/2020 23:12

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg reversed his decision to no longer take streaming donations, and instead came up with a unique solution on how to use the money to benefit others.

For millions of streamers, receiving money from viewers is a major source of revenue. However in 2020, donations became a hot topic of discussion ever since Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys put a $5 cap on them in October.

YouTube’s biggest content creator PewDiePie took things further on November 6 when he announced that he disabled fans donating to him altogether. However during his latest livestream, the Swede revealed he has a new plan to help others out.

Popular YouTuber PewDiePie donats to small Twitch streamers during one of his videos.
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The popular YouTuber donated to small Twitch streams in October.

PewDiePie gives YouTube stream donations away

While mainly being known for video content, in May PewDiePie made his move towards streaming when he a signed a major exclusivity deal with YouTube. During a November broadcast, the star told viewers he wouldn’t be accepting donations from fans after explaining that he felt “weird” about it as he didn’t need the money.

However Kjellberg reversed his decision on November 12, instead coming up with a new solution. “I have Super Chat on, but I’m donating Super Chat to charity from now on, by the way. So I am not keeping that revenue,” the 31-year-old told his audience.

Pewds then explained that he is combining his donations with his subscriber fees and giving them all to charity. “It will be a part of the monthly donation,”  he said, before clarifying that he will no longer shout out donations, but instead give the money away to charitable organizations.

The YouTuber also reiterated that he just wants to spend time hanging out with fans, and finds donations to be a distraction.

“I just enjoy talking to members and I find donations a little bit of a distraction,” he said, before he joked, “I know, it’s a problem, people are giving me money, it’s tough.”

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has used his live platform to help out others. For the last six months, the content creator has given away all of his subscriber money to various charities. In October for instance, he donated $144k to a youth mental health org.

Instead of turning off donations, Kjellberg is now combining the money with his subs to help out those in need. The entertainer pointed out that he does not judge other streamers for taking money, rather that this is what makes the most sense for him.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!