Make a more fair formula for being found.
Currently the top views are in the top of the list for followed channels. In categories it is the same way. With disabilities we often can't stream the hours or consistently stream like those that do. So finding a better way to be discovered will help those with accessibility needs. We have a voice but sometimes we are not found due to current set up.
It will also make it safer for other streamers that are not disabled. As many people give out bad advice to just constantly stream such as to not work or sleep. That streaming to be found is more important than having an outside life.
As someone disabled, I can't do all the things I need to in order to get viewers due to lack of discoverability and the fact that only partners with tons of viewers and followers get seen on the homepage and at the top of channels.
Us smaller streamers, especially who are disabled, can't do all the same promotion to get seen and we are just always at the end of lists.
Give up more discoverability!
I agree with this. For those who are legally disabled, like myself for many emotional/mental disabilities, those who are should be placed at the top of the list. Followed by streamers who aren't disabled but are wanting to grow as well, then the streamers who already have the numbers (like 500+ viewers daily) at the lowest area...they have their followers/viewers already so let the first too the chance to blossom forth. Since disabled folks have a much harder time to work or can't even work at all and are limited to programs for assistance in our day to day life; we need that kind of exposure to allow us to get our content creation out there as well as allowing this form of avenue to simply try and create a financial stability to help with bills/groceries/etc. This also helps those who also try to build up a community themselves too since many disabled folks are stuck in their own homes often and don't get to mingle with others too much.
Popularity contest or unpopularity contest is the current nasty habit of social media. This pigeonholes their entire platform and alienates swarths of the population.
those of us who are real care not for a popularity contest but rather being honest with people, genuine, which includes a bit of negativity from time to time and we can't be faked. Specially those of us who have no filter.
I will never be this picture perfect morally Pious Ivory Tower type marketable product that is synonymous with the disingenuous social media personality archetype.
It's like I'm being economically destroyed, punished or terrorized by a high school popularity contest that is spread to every facet of our world. It truly is asinine.
Finding OUR people! We need to identify trends and offer the appropriate category while also identifying the demographics that are looking for it and don't know they're looking for it.
For example, 26 yr old + miscellaneous stream. I change games frequently, I seamlessly switch between IRL, interview and podcasting, playing live guitar as well as lessons as well as reviewing, movie party and the list goes on. I really don't want to have to switch the category and additionally, my target audience is 26 year old and above intellectual gamers and musicians or creatives that are getting a little burned out on video games and looking for something else to do but they still are on the platform.
I'm also a degenerate comedian. How are people supposed to find someone like me on the platform? They don't even know what category I would be in, it may even be a trend that is not set yet. Advertising the new trend heavily would be part of this equation and I would like away filtering out children. I don't even want young adults to be honest, too much for them to learn, too many prejudices from their ignorance, too many annoying habits communicatively... They're disruptive and in the way in most cases.
26 + intellectual degenerate creatives miscellaneous stream? I don't know what to call it. Heh heh.