Putting aside the specifics of the performance involved, it's hard to distinguish between the two jobs.
They're both forms of online labour based around cultivating and monetising a personal following.
She feels the social situation of streaming is a little more well-defined, so that viewers are more interactive.
Here she suggests there's a sense of "not knowing what to say to a naked girl" in cam chats, creating a dynamic where some viewers want to watch without interacting in any way.
Under the new system, viewers buy "Bits" from Twitch, then use them to "Cheer" a streamer.
The cheered streamer gets $US0.01 per bit, which cost about $US0.013 to buy from the platform.
Twitch's predecessor, Justin.tv, didn't launch until 2007.
And since those early days, platforms have sprung up to streamline the setup, viewing and payment processes on camming sites, making things easier for both performers and audiences in exchange for a cut of all transactions.
Monroe also argues that cam sites' content rules are less open to interpretation.Morbid says she feels a pressure to be entertaining while streaming on Twitch similar to what she experiences while camming.She gets anxious before going on stream, just like she does before going on cam, and feels she has to establish a rapport with the people in the chat, regardless of the platform.If you don't know much about camming, the concept is similar to streaming on Twitch -- only instead of playing a game, the performer, usually a woman, gets naked.But like streaming, camming is also about much more than that.