Yesterday a colossal data leak from live streaming platform Twitch.tv was posted on controversial internet forum 4chan by an anonymous user. Twitch hosts millions of users who stream their daily activities to a combined audience of tens of millions of people. The platform is used primarily to stream computer game-related content, although users can broadcast… Read more »
With north of 100 million monthly users, Twitch is one of the biggest livestreaming portals in the world, and is perhaps best known for people broadcasting themselves playing video games to the global masses. [Source: VentureBeat]
If you have never heard of the juggernaut that is Twitch, then it is highly likely you are not a massive gamer. Twitch was founded by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear in 2011, and is one of the first websites to host live streaming user-generated video, of video gaming.