Chat Speed OP PogChamp: Practices of Coherence in Massive Twitch Chat

@article{Ford2017ChatSO,
  title={Chat Speed OP PogChamp: Practices of Coherence in Massive Twitch Chat},
  author={Colin Ford and Dan Gardner and Leah Horgan and Calvin Liu and A. M. Tsaasan and Bonnie A. Nardi and Jordan Rickman},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2017}
}
  • Colin Ford, Dan Gardner, Jordan Rickman
  • Published 6 May 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Twitch.tv, a streaming platform known for video game content, has grown tremendously since its inception in 2011. We examine communication practices in Twitch chats for the popular game Hearthstone, comparing massive chats with at least 10,000 concurrent viewers and small chats with fewer than 2,000 concurrent viewers. Due to the large scale and fast pace of massive chats, communication patterns no longer follow models developed in previous studies of computer-mediated communication. Rather… 

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