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Twitch’s IRL section has been split into 13 different categories

Published: 27/Sep/2018 15:47

by Matt Porter


Twitch have officially removed the IRL section from their popular streaming website, splitting it into 13 unique categories.

In a statement posted on the Twitch blog, Senior Director of Product Tom Robertson confirmed that the IRL section was officially discontinued, as viewers who frequented the category found it difficult to find specific streamers around topics they enjoy.

Instead, the platform has created a new system of directory for streamers named Tags. The IRL section has been broken up into smaller, more focused tags, that Robertson will “help viewers find streamers around things they love”. These new tags are;

  • Science & Technology
  • Art
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Just Chatting
  • Talk Shows & Podcasts
  • Makers and Crafting
  • Tabletop RPG
  • Music & Performing Arts
  • Special Events
  • Food & Drink
  • Beauty & Body Art
  • Travel & Outdoors
  • ASMR

Tags have been introduced as a new way to identify streams in an attempt to make Twitch easier to use, and allow viewers greater search options to help identify what they would like to watch.

Robertson states that Twitch are aware that these changes “impact streamers and their workflow”, but ensures that Twitch will continue to work with streamers and creators on the new system, saying; “Our plan is to continue to adapt these tools to ensure that Tags and Categories work for everyone on Twitch. If you have feedback for us, please let us know.”

Tags are set by streamers in their Live Dashboard, and appear alongside the thumbnail, stream title and game any time a video or broadcast is seen on Twitch. Twitch also states that tags will be used to help tailor recommended streams on Twitch’s homepage.

Twitch officially announced the changes to the platform back in August, with the new tag system officially going live on Thursday, September 27.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.