Photo Gallery 026: The Daily Routine Of A Female Chinese Broadcaster
摘要： Chinese live video broadcasting platforms have made its surge recently. What kind of people are watching these live videos? What draws them to watch such videos? We interviewed Youbao, in hopes that her story might give us a glimpse of what it's like to be one of them.
It was May, 20th, 2016, Beijing. Youbao, a female Chinese broadcaster, received the message “520” (the pronunciation of "520" is close to "I love you” in Chinese) when live broadcasting videos.
Live broadcasting used to be a hobby for the minority, yet it has been gaining popularity in China. When you open any live broadcasting video platform in China, you will see broadcasters doing all kinds of things: singing, having a barbecue, playing games, sleeping, playing music, dancing, doing crosstalk, etc. In addition, you would see broadcasters and the audience interact with each other by sending gifts, lighting the chat room through mobile screens.
Live video broadcasting platforms have already become a “vanity fair”, to some degree. It is said that female broadcasters could make several hundred thousand a month, and become famous overnight.
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.