Twitch Livestreaming Harrasment Security (TLHS) Concept
I was watching project nightfall’s video on IG about women who get harassed while doing a livestream. It reminded me of how a number of times I watch such incidences and most of the time the streamers are left speechless and unsure of how to act. From the various incidents recorded, I noticed a couple of patterns which occurred and thought to take advantage of them:
a) The culprits faces were visible for at least 10 seconds.
b) There were people around using their devices. What are the odds they are subscribed to twitch or another social media platform?
Inspired by Uber’s SOS button, here are a few features that can be utilised to make the main function available:
a) Keyword - A trigger word during a livestream that captures a screenshot and/or notifies the nearest emergency contact or streamer. Having a custom keyword may accidentally trip it off. An ideal phrase would be something that could be raised in distress of a douchebag.
b) Tracer - Channel owners can set their location to be live when they stream and users can enable security notification alerts in one of two ways: a) when their subscriber activates their alert or b) incase any alert is activated based on their last active location. Privacy on location may be an issue, but safety for a fellow Twitcher can be prioritised.
c) Screen recording and wall of shame - What are the chances that the people harassing others have done the same to three, four or tens of other streamers? When people are streaming outside, they can activate a 10 second recording feature whereby upon using a keyword or tapping a button, those 10 seconds are recorded and uploaded to the wall. This function can be linked to the Tracer function whereby upon upload, a moderator or partner (anywhere in the world) gets notified and reviews it before approving it to be shared to the clip to the tracer network. Once active, Twitchers can be on the lookout for the streamer in distress.
Just thought I’d share my safety thoughts this IWD month after getting disgusted enough with a recurring pattern and my backstory of hoping everyone would be safe regardless of age, *** or race.