by S4B0T4G3FIRE | May 21, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT

Abstract

Sometimes, it takes a fresh pair of eyes to notice that something is not quite right about how the world is operating. With the arrival of each new generation, social problems enter the spotlight anew to be reexamined by future politicians, engineers, scientists, and citizens alike. What these people come up with are old solutions that have already been tested (with no success) or new ones that sound good on paper but have no chance of solving social problems within the next foreseeable number of generations. …


by S4B0T4G3FIRE | May 07, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT

Abstract

As you may or may not already be aware, the term, “simp,” gained a lot of traction in Internet vocabulary in 2020, particularly in the communities surrounding live-streaming. For those who may have heard this term before but lack an understanding of its meaning, this article will eventually provide you with an explanation of it and a way to counter its misogynistic momentum in today’s world.

Social Issues

Before we begin, it is important that we are all familiar with the social problems at play here. …


The truth about what viewers look for in a content creator.

by S4B0T4G3FIRE | April 23, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT

**This article is not just a casual read. Its purpose is to inform Twitch streamers about the success of their peers so they can learn and improve their own channels. If you are a Twitch streamer (or Moderator, for that matter), read closely and pay attention to what your peers have done to gain success.**

Quick Recap

A little over a year ago, I published an article titled “Why do Twitch channels fail?” If you have not read that one yet, you…


Basic spelling and grammar skills may be a lost art, but that does not mean they cannot make a comeback.

by S4B0T4G3FIRE | March 26, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT

Abstract

Many people would argue that there are circumstances where “proper” spelling and grammar are unnecessary (for instance, on social media), but I would argue that these language components are always necessary, especially on social media. Taking a moment to add just a couple of commas or to verify the spelling of a word before making a post or reply will go a long way toward bettering people’s understanding of what you are trying to say. Doing so will also lead to fewer misinterpretations and less clarification needed from you in the…


Is the rate of success of Twitch’s finest streamers predetermined by characteristics like skin color, sex, and relationship status?

by S4B0T4G3FIRE | February 19, 2021, 8:00 AM EST

Abstract

Society is organized in such a way that many people are destined to fail or succeed based on factors that are out of their control, regardless of how much education they have or how much hard work they put in. This study explores the same societal structure as it applies to the success of Twitch streamers. A sample of 300 streamers was selected, with an equal representation of male, female, single, in-a-relationship…


by S4B0T4G3FIRE | January 22nd, 2021, 8:00 AM EST

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs may be true in the real world, but how about in the social media world?

Abstract:

In school, you may have learned that humans have three (3) basic needs for survival: food, water, and shelter. While this is technically true for most living things, it was later determined that these three things are only enough to support humans’ basic needs, such as hydration, temperature regulation, and safety from the outside elements. In 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed a theory that humans have more complex mental needs as well, including…


by S4B0T4G3FIRE | December 28, 2020, 8:00 AM EST
Artwork by xd3ni

Abstract

After a year like 2020, you might be feeling “down and out,” but there is still a lot of fight left in you, so give yourself a chance! If you require assistance getting back on your feet, follow along with the advice in this article as it not only encourages you to get off to a flying start in 2021 but also teaches you how to draw motivation and inspiration from the people around you.

Procrastination versus Proactivity

  • Procrastination allows work to build up over time until it is too abundant…


by S4B0T4G3FIRE | November 27, 2020, 8:00 AM EST

I have written about many topics in the past, but I have said very little about myself. It is time to learn about the person behind the pen name.

This is not a real selfie; it is a profile picture. Lol.

Name: Mark.

Pen Name/Alias: S4B0T4G3FIRE (Sabotage Fire). This name originated as a “gamer tag,” and it stuck with me for all of these years. I will never change it.

Country: United States (East Coast).

Age: 23 years old (as of the publication date of this article).

Birthday

March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day). I try to avoid telling people when my birthday is, for…


by S4B0T4G3FIRE | October 23, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT

The following is the procedure used to write a “Twitch Exposure Maximization” guide, including data sources, collection, and analysis.

Disclaimer: This is not the most scientific way of determining exposure. It is simply used for finding data that can be supported by as many agreeing sources as I can possibly find and factor into formattable statistics. In my opinion, it is better than nothing, and it can definitely be used as a tool in conjunction with a streamer’s better judgment.

Procedure

  1. Source: https://www.twitchmetrics.net/games/played

Visit the source, and record the first 25 games…


by S4B0T4G3FIRE | September 25, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT

Disclaimer: If at any time while you are reading this article, you think it is emitting an “entitled” tone, ignore that thought. People can have expectations without being an “entitled brat.” While you are reading, keep in mind that I believe the following: nobody owes anyone else favors on Twitch. Now, let us get into the article!

About Me

Briefly, allow me to introduce who I am, the role I play on Twitch, and where I stand in the whole Twitch “food chain.” …

S4B0T4G3FIRE

University Student, Twitch Moderator/Enthusiast

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