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Streamer gives brutally honest take on Twitch viewership culture

Published: 26/Jan/2020 18:14 Updated: 26/Jan/2020 18:46

by Daniel Cleary

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Twitch streamer ‘Indiefoxx’ explains one of her biggest problems with the viewership culture on Amazon’s broadcasting platform.

Twitch allows anyone to broadcast their interests to their world, whether it’s playing games, creating art or just sitting around with a cup of tea and chatting to viewers.

However, over the course of the last few years, many streamers have picked up on and implemented various strategies to maximize their channel’s viewership, although not everyone is happy with some of the tactics used.

Indiefoxx has revealed some of her frustrations with Twitch viewership.

During her stream on January 25, Twitch streamer Indiefoxx began to discuss culture around the popular broadcasting site and explained one of her main concerns with the platform.

“A win for me would be where I could wear a t-shirt and actually have people give a sh*t,” she expressed, pointing out her realizations about the site, “I wear a t-shirt I go down to 300 subs for no f**king reason.”

She followed up by explaining that she noticed considerable increases in viewership over little changes such as dressing up and revealed it had a negative impact on her.

“All the little changes like dressing up, putting on the charade has made my stream more successful but it has not made me mentally okay with what I believe the entertainment industry is,” the Twitch streamer shared.

Indiefoxx also expressed that, in many cases, streamers would exaggerate certain aspects of their character to become more entertaining to fans.

“This isn’t really what women are, this isn’t really what people are like. It is not real. It’s bullsh*t,” she told her viewers.

This is not the first time a streamer has spoken out about tactics to lure Twitch viewers in, as fellow streamer perlababe has also revealed some of the tricks she has taken advantage of to boost her viewership numbers.

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How to use special fonts on Twitter

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:08 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 23:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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With 330 monthly active users and 145 million users daily, Twitter is one of the most popular social media apps out there. Whether you’re a casual user, business or even the US President, nobody can resist the allure of sharing snapshots of our thoughts within 260 characters.

There are many ways to show your personality through your Twitter account. Whether it be through a funny bio, pinned Tweet, interesting profile/cover photo or unique Twitter name, there are plenty of ways that you can make your Twitter account feel more like you.

However, one limitation that a lot of Twitter users note is the lack of fonts available. A lot of users find themselves stuck with Helvetica Neue, or even Arial if they’re really lucky.

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The easiest way to get custom fonts on Twitter is through third party websites.

While there is no quick fix within the app to use special fonts on Twitter, it is possible to use special fonts through the use of third-party websites or apps.

What websites are best for using special fonts on Twitter?

As with any third-party website, you should always be careful that the website you’re visiting is safe and isn’t full of malware and other potential risks to your device. Be wary of websites with a lot of pop-ups and redirects.

No third-party website is completely risk-free, but here are some of the most popular ones used by Twitter users to get access to special fonts:

  • LingoJam
  • FontsforTwitter
  • Fontvilla

How to use special fonts on Twitter

While individual third-party font websites vary slightly from one another, they all essentially work the same.

However, for this tutorial, we will specifically focus on LingoJam.

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A lot of these third party websites, like LingoJam, can be used on smartphones as well as desktops.
  1. Type the text you want to snazz up into LingoJam’s Fancy Text Generator, specifically in the box on the left-hand side that says ‘normal text goes here’.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen, you should see a box that displays your Tweet in a variety of different fonts. Scroll through this box to find the font you like the best.
  3. Highlight your Tweet in it’s chosen font, and then either click Ctrl/Command + C or simply right-click the text and select ‘copy’.
  4. Open Twitter and log into your account.
  5. Paste the text wherever you want to put it: this can be in your Bio – which you can access by clicking on the ‘Profile’ icon on the left-hand side, clicking the ‘Edit Profile’ button, and then pasting the text into the box that says ‘Bio’ before pressing the ‘Save’ button – or as a Tweet, wherein you can simply paste the text into the ‘What’s happening?’ box on Twitter before pressing the ‘Tweet’ button.

So, there you have it. Now you can give your Tweets that extra edge and be the envy of all your friends!