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Streamer with Tourette’s has enjoyed huge channel growth after her clips went viral

Published: 24/Oct/2018 15:03 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 15:17

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer with Tourette’s syndrome recently had a number of clips from her stream go viral, and it has resulted in her following growing massively on the platform.

Anita, who goes by ‘Sweet_Anita’ on Twitch, is not even partnered yet, but is fast approaching 100,000 followers – currently at 80,900, an increase of over 70,000 in October alone.

She is very open and humorous with her Tourettes, often laughing it off and using it to create hilarious moments which have then been shared on social media and Reddit.

In one such moment from October 19, Anita is explaining what games she plays, primarily Overwatch, when suddenly a tick occurs and she goes with the flow.

The clip made it to the top of one of the biggest sub Reddit communities, r/Videos, garnering over 1 million views in a matter of days.

Embracing her Tourette’s and using it to her advantage in streaming sets Sweet_Anita apart from the crowd on a very saturated platform, as Twitch continues to grow and more people attempt to embark on a streaming career.

Support from her ever-growing community has now donated enough money for Anita to invest in a better PC setup, improving on what she called the ‘potato PC’ she is using currently.

Her following count has shot up in the month of October, as statistics from trusted social metrics website SocialBlade show.

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In another clip, Anita speaks about how streaming has helped her with the syndrome, boosting her confidence enough to do public speaking.

This clip too went viral, thanks a particularly blunt ending, but if anything only helped Anita convey her message.

In the description of her stream, Anita describes what it’s like having Tourette’s, and her most awkward tick ever.

“[Tourettes is] kind of like having obscene hiccups. I’m not thinking most of the things that I end up saying when I tic.

[On most Awkward tick]: There are too many awkward ones to list here. The best ones involve firemen, nurses, and customer service workers.”

As for the risk of saying something against the Twitch Terms of Service due to her Tourette’s, Anita says she hopes Twitch would tolerate it provided it was a tick and not an intentional comment.

You can watch Anita stream regularly on her Twitch channel, where she often streams Overwatch or simply talks with her viewers.

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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!