The Internet Reacts To Google Trying To Buy Twitch

The Internet Reacts To Google Trying To Buy Twitch

Both Variety and The Wall Street Journal have reported tonight that Google is in talks to buy Twitch. Some people are happy about this. Other people are not.

Here's a snapshot of the internet's immediate reaction to the proposed move. We'll start close to home:

There's positive sentiment coming from the e-sports scene, one of the primary drivers of Twitch's popularity over the years.

The streaming crowd, on the other hand, is a little more divided. Understandably, given Google's history with copyright enforcement.

Unsurprisingly, negative sentiment has led to the hashtag #RIPTwitch trending on Twitter, at least in the United States.

Meanwhile, over on Twitch's Facebook page, users of the service aren't waiting for an official confirmation/announcement of the talks to share their thoughts.

The Internet Reacts To Google Trying To Buy Twitch

Here's a more general reaction to the news (with the occasional insight):

And of course, last but not least, where would a topic like this be without Francis adding his $US0.02


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    Article of the year!! Do you guys even check after you post a article?

    Could be much worse.
    Imagine Apple or Facebook buying purchasing twitch.

      ughh google+ though and forcefully plugging your gmail into everything ughhh its so tiresome can they just not wow.

    The internet is very lacking in it's reactions today

    @markserrels needs to verify his twitter account, Luke Hopewell-style.

    That is all. *throws smoke bomb and flees*

    Last edited 19/05/14 2:28 pm

      I reckon then I can chat to a famous person because they verified so you know they famous

    All we need now is for Blizzard-Activision, EA and Bethesda to merge into one massive company. I thought USA had laws/agencies in place to prevent large companies from creating mergers that would result in monopolies? Must've been paid off while I wasn't looking =,=

    Edit : LOL at Josh Olin Tweet, wasn't he the guy who believed the Donald Sterling was the victim in the whole NBA fiasco. Not surprised he'd be in support of this too.

    Last edited 19/05/14 2:34 pm

      It's not a monopoly though. There were still hundreds of video uploading sites after Google brought Youtube just like there is still alternatives to Twitch out there.
      It's also not a monopoly if you buy all the better companies in different mediums, Twitch doesn't compete with Youtube.

      If Google started buying other Youtube or Twitch like sites and merging them or shutting them down to remove competition, that would be creating a monopoly.

      To be fair though, with this and other issues like the property scandal, Google is getting really close to the line

      Last edited 19/05/14 3:00 pm

        I wonder what Microsoft think of all this given that they're pushing Twitch on the Xbox One.

          Knowing Microsoft they plan to release Twitch on Xbox anyway, wait till G-Twitch is massive and popular before making their own alternative product, bugger up the marketing and then force Xbox users to be filmed 24-7 so the service actually has videos and looks somewhat popular.

          Failing that, free Zunes if you Bing

        I hear your argument, but the thing is in terms of well known alternatives Twitch was right up there, and while it isn't in direct competition with Youtube it is one of the larger streaming sites out there and to be able to buy out your competition and then add them to our already strong customer base.... basically means while it might technically not be a monopoly its well on its way to becoming one.

        I hear your argument, but the thing is in terms of well known alternatives Twitch was right up there, and while it isn't in direct competition with Youtube it is one of the larger streaming sites out there and to be able to buy out your competition and then add them to our already strong customer base.... basically means while it might technically not be a monopoly its well on its way to becoming one.

        The whole don't be evil thing went out the window a long time ago

    They do and this deal would have to be ok'd which may not happen due to the position both companies are in in there own fields, there are always ways and means though

    So besides Twitter, Facebook and Google now have a monopoly on narcissism?

    (I kid!)

    I'm calling it now. Youtube will buy PornHub next.

    You guys should check your website code, for some reason Firefox isn't showing the twitter quotes.

    I'm personally not a fan of the whole Google merging Twitch and Youtube together mainly for the Google+ bullshit that's happened with Youtube. I don't want a Google+ account just to stream and I also don't want to see Pewdiepie streaming on the homepage.

    Also we don't need more thirteen year old kids streaming call of dooty \(- n -\)

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