I know the house always wins, whether that's Twitch or YouTube, or soever. I was never going to be a cash cow for those platforms. But, it would have been nice to feel like I'd at least some day break even on at least a philosophical level
The overall tech hustle culture of permanent unofficial unpaid internships for huge companies just on the chance for exposure or vanishing actual employment is a plague, and that applies to the huge long tail of people working on content and the pyramid scheme of unpaid (often actually PAYING) community labour to get a morsel of notice me senpai or a foot in the door too.
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