STREAM TEAMS 101

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What is a stream team? According to Twitch, stream teams are a way to “unite and connect streamers.” Often communities of streamers gathered under a shared mission statement or values. Some teams are purely for leisure and friendship, whereas others have goals of networking, education, charity work and more. Each team can vary greatly in […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Content Creators

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During the time of the pandemic that many countries were under lockdown to keep folks safe, there was an increase in new streamers and viewers on Twitch. As described by Satch Garlock in an article from theChimes, “The pandemic [gave] viewers more time to binge-watch their favorite creators, as well as spawn[ed] a new generation […]

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Discord Setup – Roles and Permissions

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Many people have flocked to a chatting service app known as Discord. It first became popular among gamers to connect with their communities and friends. Over time, Discord has evolved to an app used by creatives like artists or writers and also corporations! Even though the app has been out for awhile, there are people […]

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Branding

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Let’s ask an existential question: Do you know who you are? Sure, you have a name – most of us do – and maybe you’ve even decided on a fun username to go by. You may even already have a cool logo or signature photo you use to identify yourself. But have you ever really […]

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Chatty Part 2 – Moderating Effectively

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Introduction: In our previous article, we outlined how to download and setup Chatty, a useful tool for moderators on Twitch. This article will go deeper into the program so that users can become more effective in their moderation roles. Here are two tips to know before moving on: Keep in mind that context matters! Using […]

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Chatty Part 1 – Installation and Setup

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Streamer Square did a presentation covering useful tools that Twitch moderators can use. During the course of the show, WesCisa went over some basics of a program called “Chatty”. It is a widely used IRC program that helps to effectively moderate chats. Today, we are showing our readers how to get this program and set […]

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The Ethics Of Professional Streaming – Community Based Income

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Broadcasting yourself and your personality to the world as a career can come with some hidden challenges. Beyond the struggle of creating new content, growing your community and generating income, your choices in who you are as a person and how you present that can have a tremendous effect on your success. In this series, […]

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Bots! Making them work for you. Part 1: Choosing a bot and basic commands

Bots! Making them work for you. Part 1: Choosing a Bot and Basic Commands

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When it comes to moderation and community engagement, chat bots are an excellent place to start. Bots can automate tasks to ease the burden not only on yourself as a streamer, but on your mod team as well. We’re not here to tell you which bots are the best, as each bot can bring something […]

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Tips for First Time Convention Attendees

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Gaming conventions like PAX, BlizzCon and TwitchCon are more popular than ever as the video games industry continues to grow. It’s a great way for fans to meet the content creators they follow and meet up with online friends. If you’re attending a big gaming convention for the first time, however, it can be a […]

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Black Friday 2019 Deals for Streamers

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Ahh, yes. That quintessential shopping event known as “Black Friday” once again descends on the world. Filled with the trappings of holiday stress, debt, and of course, Christmas music! Since we all rely on technology in the streaming world, luckily we benefit heavily from this commercially induced frenzy of marketing and slashed prices. The first […]

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Protecting Yourself Online – Moderators, Friends, and Your Circle of Trust

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Back in 2016, we published a helpful primer on protecting yourself as a streamer. The Internet and the progression of technology’s growth moves quickly, so we at StreamerSquare felt it was time to really dig into online security topics. You are the only advocate for personal safety on the internet. This can’t be stressed enough. […]

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Protecting Yourself Online: Personal boundaries, parasocial relationships, and the risk to your brand

Protecting Yourself Online – Personal Boundaries, Parasocial Relationships and The Risks To Your Brand.

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Back in 2016, we published a helpful primer on protecting yourself as a streamer. Digital technology and the Internet moves quickly, so we at StreamerSquare felt it was time to really dig into online security topics. You are your only advocate for personal safety on the internet. This can’t be stressed enough. In our previous […]

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TwitchCon Experience

Stream Scene Ep. #61: The TwitchCon Experience

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If you’re part of the Content Creation world you’ve more than likely heard of TwitchCon! Here you can meet your favorite streamers, online friends and there are a ton of panels that will help you up your Content Creation game! In this episode of Stream Scene, you will hear from our hosts Lowco and TheHunterWild […]

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StreamerSquare Guides: TwitchCon 19 Panels for Business and Finance

TwitchCon ’19 Panels for Business/ Finance

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Growing a business is hard and anyone will tell you it takes a lot of research and time to get it started the right way. Below you’ll find the best panels for Business/ Finance you won’t want to miss when creating a plan to grow your business on Twitch. Twitchy Business Friday, Sept. 27th – […]

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TwitchCon 2019 panels for beginning streamers

TwitchCon ’19 Panels for Beginning Streamers

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TwitchCon is a great way to find and meet like minded people in the Gaming and Content Creation world but with you being new to it you might be wondering which panels will benefit you in your early stages of streaming. Below will show you the schedule and best panels to fit you as a […]

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A Broadcaster’s Guide to Business Cards

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Business cards are an important aspect of being a creator. They’re often overlooked, despite establishing first impressions of your brand and getting your name out there. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the offline aspects when you’re dealing with an online venture. Our guide covers why business cards are important, what to do (or not do) […]

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PAX West partners with Lyte to help with ticket sales

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One might think the biggest problem with going to PAX events might be travel arrangements or finding a hotel room. However, acquiring tickets has become quite the challenge. There might be small hints here and there, but there is never a concrete date as to when the tickets will go on sale. You have to […]

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Twitch Releases New Moderation Tools

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Moderators are the backbone to any great stream. Tirelessly working for the love of the stream, this job deserves so much praise and all the tools possible to make it as easy as possible. Twitch recognizes this and has released a handful of new features to make moderating a chat, even one going the speed […]

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TwitchCon 2018 Keynote Breakdown

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Keynotes are wonderful! They bring a vision to what the company has accomplished so far while also bringing a roadmap for the future. Twitch did not disappoint during the TwitchCon 2018 keynote, bringing with it a handful of updates that make the future look bright. Let’s dive into these updates! Bring your Squad: The love […]

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Common Bot Commands

Common Bot Commands for Streamers

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Multitasking is a common theme among broadcasters. Handling production, ensuring quality, problem-solving, talking with chat, and more. As a result, many utilize channel bots to offload some of that work. It can make your life easier as an entertainer and provide more value to an audience. Why use Manually Triggered Commands? There’s a whole host […]

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StreamWeasels Twitch Integrated Websites

Using StreamWeasels to Set Up a Twitch-Integrated Website

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Whether you’re completely new to streaming, or you’ve already found your place in the community – there’s one thing that can help you connect with (and grow) your audience, a personal, professional WordPress site which integrates flawlessly with Twitch.tv. That’s where StreamWeasels comes in. StreamWeasels provides WordPress Themes and Plugins for Twitch.tv streamers which help […]

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Streamlabs Streamer Merch Stores

Streamlabs Launches Streamer Merchandise Stores

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Marketing and brand awareness are important aspects of content creation. One avenue to increase revenue and recognition at the same time is merchandise. Streamlabs is making it easier than ever to create and distribute many different types of merch with their release of their merchandise store feature. Getting Started To get started, log into Streamlabs. […]

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St. Jude PLAY LIVE 2018

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Do you like video games? How about kids? Do you wanna make a difference in some lives and have fun doing it? St. Jude, a children’s hospital that diagnoses, treats, and researches cancer, is having their annual PLAY LIVE event and you can participate! How? By playing your favorite games and encouraging people to donate […]

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StreamElements Dream Team

StreamElements Reveals DreamTeam Partnership Program

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StreamElements looks to make a splash in the streaming world by adding a new partnership program they are calling DreamTeam. Gaining popularity from their YouTube series Twitch Moments, StreamElements is a program that handles stream alerts, applications to enhance your stream, and overlay effects. It is a direct competitor to services like StreamLabs and TipeeeStream but […]

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