Twitch.tv is a website and app focused on live-streaming video games and eSports. Founded in 2011, it today average brings 2.5 million viewers, with over 100,000 user-run channels broadcasting content. This week on New Domains, we speak with two Madison residents who use Twitch – Caleb Durward and Liam Granlund – about their experiences on […]
New Domains is a series about what's happening in online spaces by WORT reporter Paul Hermann. It seeks to tell the stories of the ever-changing landscape of new media, share engaging tales of online culture, and explain how virtual spaces are affecting the physical world of south central Wisconsin.
Image by Jonah Chester After a fight broke out in Brookfield, WI over prized trading cards, Target announced starting May 14 it will be taking Pokémon and sports trading cards of its shelves until further notice. This week in New Domains, we find out how online celebrities and investors are driving a massive increase in […]
TikTok has quickly become one of the top social media apps for young people. But accounts representing local and state government are rare on the video sharing platform. One of the few success stories is the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. We spoke with Katie Grant, the Digital Communications Section Chief of the WI DNR, […]
In 2017, one UW Madison student created a Facebook group for students to share their own comedic jabs at campus life through memes. Today, the group has grown to nearly 30,000 members – and the community is shaping campus culture and discourse. This week on New Domains, we hear from Shane Linden – the founder […]
Governor Tony Evers has declared 2021 “the year of broadband access,” joining lawmakers across the country making plans to increase spending for high-speed internet access. This week on New Domains, we look at the state of broadband in Wisconsin, why high-speed internet is critically needed, and what to expect in the debate for how the […]
Last Friday, an Amazon warehouse in Alabama held a historic vote on whether to unionize. The vote drew national attention, as it would be the first worker’s union for the online retail giant. But in advance of the vote, Amazon’s various Twitter accounts targeted high-profile politicians who were pushing for the union vote and speaking […]