Making money in your sleep is possible on Twitch
Filming everyday life in its most banal form has just reached a whole new level.
After video games, meals and unwrapping packages, some streamers have pushed the IRL (“in real life“) life even further by filming themselves sleeping on twitch. A dream come true, envied by others.
On the Twitch video game platform, the well-known Amouranth, real name Kaitlyn Siragusa, broadcast her six-hour night live, encouraging fans to donate and subscribe to her account.
With every 20 or so additional subscriptions, her alarm went back an hour, according to Korii.
For a small donation, usually between $2 and $5, Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo allowed his followers to submit videos or other personal content while he slept.
In the space of six hours, the geek raised more than $5,600. Kacey “Kaceytron” Caviness, meanwhile, offered those who watched her in Morpheus’ arms the opportunity to disrupt her sleep by sending messages to a bot that read them aloud for a few dollars.
“I think it gets more exciting for the viewers in the morning when they try to wake me up,” the streamer told Wired.
Sense of closeness
Those streamers didn’t make it up. If the trend has been confirmed lately, it’s not new.
In 2017, Paul “Ice” Poseidon had already made a name for himself by earning some $5,000 from eight hours of sleep.
Even back then, he allowed his audience to send him the sounds of guns, door knocking, dubstep or bagpipes. Less than three years after this experience, the video posted on YouTube had more than 3.7 million views.
The resurgence of sleep streams is now accompanied by a much broader trend: the public is now looking for bits of intimacy and closeness to the person filming their real life. Twitch, originally dedicated to video games, is changing.
The “just chatting” category is gaining in popularity, until it recently climbed to second place in the most-watched programs, behind League of Legends, no less.
Proof that Internet users have a thirst for social interaction, even digital, and even if it means watching someone sleep to feel less lonely.