‘It’s like the gold rush’: the lives and careers of professional video game streamers on Twitch.tv

@article{Johnson2017ItsLT,
  title={‘It’s like the gold rush’: the lives and careers of professional video game streamers on Twitch.tv},
  author={Mark R. Johnson and Jamie Woodcock},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={22},
  pages={336 - 351}
}
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