Friday, August 5, 2022

A look at Twitch streamers that let people electroshock them while they sleep


[One man] is an “interactive sleep streamer,” a type of content creator burgeoning on Twitch and TikTok. In 2020, WIRED covered the rise of sleep streamers—but these early adopters simply filmed themselves slumbering peacefully


Typically, around a hundred of these viewers donate money during the stream—the amount donated affects [his] environment. For $1, viewers can type a message that a bot will read aloud to [him], waking him up. For $95, they can zap him via a shock bracelet wrapped around his wrist.


An Australian TikToker ... is the sleeper of the moment—in May alone, he earned $34,000 during his streams.