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The lat­est on the I told you soI said that first! beat: The Verge’s Patri­cia Her­nan­dez wrote a fea­ture about Twitch stream­ers with­out an audi­ence

Hop­stad, who has spent years stream­ing most­ly to no one, says he is a social­ist who cares about the min­i­mum wage, and Twitch gives him an out­let to talk about his beliefs that he doesn’t have in real life. “I’m not a social per­son so I don’t seek out oppor­tu­ni­ties to talk about things, like on mes­sage boards, espe­cial­ly stuff like pol­i­tics, I’m com­fort­able going through a day with­out talk­ing or inter­act­ing with any­one,” Hop­stad said. “Twitch cer­tain­ly helped me attempt to break through my her­mit nature, but I think I’m becom­ing more com­fort­able with just being alone for the rest of my life.”

How charm­ing.

I’ve been mar­veling at just how white­washed Port­land is since I first got here last Fall, but I now (unfor­tu­nate­ly) have real, tan­gi­ble, New York Times-pub­lished val­i­da­tion of this per­cep­tion. As co-host of Still Pro­cess­ing, Jen­na Wortham recount­ed her expe­ri­ence com­ing to the Tin House Sum­mer Work­shop.

There are more ‘Black Lives Mat­ter’ signs in people’s yards, win­dows, and store­fronts than I saw vis­i­ble black lives!”

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