“Creators can look at their messages and prioritize their biggest fans during a stream,” she said.
Super Chat is similar to what Twitch currently offers with Cheering, a way for fans to tip live streamers with chat emotes.
Dunne, whose project is founded on the idea that “everyone could do with a daily chat”, yesterday told the BBC that handing out the badges had been unexpectedly “difficult” and that he had anticipated it being “way more fun” than it has been. Politeness Theory is a branch of Semiotics that has existed for a few decades.
“Twenty percent [of commuters] think it’s nice and about 80 per cent of people think it’s terrible, worst idea ever.” If you glance at Twitter, though, you’ll find that approximation was, if anything, over-optimistic. Simplifying hugely (it’s a big field), Politeness Theory holds that there are “positive politeness” cultures typified by casual, but often ritualised, intervention (“Hey! ”/”Salaam”/”Ayubowan”), the ignoring of which is considered rude.
The first time I teared up on the London Tube, I was embarrassed.
I’d just moved there from Chicago, where people pretty friendly, so I assumed that a kindly stranger would approach me and ask if I was okay.
That bubble is not rude, or even unfriendly; it’s a contextually appropriate form of being polite.
You’ll also get a few more characters for your message as well.
Along with these, Dunne passed out fliers that spelled out exactly what the buttons were for: inviting conversations between riders. Resentful silence is the proper way #tube_chat pic.twitter.com/Ndu Knty3AK — Boris Starling (@vodkaboris) September 29, 2016 What went wrong?
Well, the thought behind Dunne’s initiative isn’t bad.
Super Chat will replace Fan Funding, the site’s previous tool for viewers to pay creators.
You Tube’s product manager Barbara Macdonald said the goal for Super Chat is to help fans reach out to their favorite You Tubers in real time, and vice versa.After making a payment, the comment will be highlighted in a different color to help live streamers flag a paid message.