I don't get streaming.

Like, I get it, on a technical level. I just don't get why everyone cares so much, so suddenly. Either positive or negative.

It's like the world was suddenly obsessed with eating green beans, and it was like the coolest thing, and everyone was doing it, and I'm just sitting here going, "huh?"

Is it just celebrity culture, same as it's always been, just replace movies with broadcasting from your bedroom? If that's all it is, okay, I get it.

I've tried to watch streams. I've tried. I just read an entire, very long-form article about it. I feel more lost about the subject than when I started.

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Like, is it just parasocial relationships? Are video games not really part of it, and are just basically a McGuffin that gives people the excuse to tune in ("I like this game, that's why I watch"), when really, why they watch is the celebrity?

If I stop thinking about video games as having anything to do with it... okay, it makes sense. Parasocial relationships; I get why they're so popular, especially today, when people struggle to find any community at all to be a part of.

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