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Chasing virtual stardom: Broadcasting your life on a phone

Sep 07, 2018

Livestreaming is an online phenomenon that’s huge in Asia, especially in China.

Here, people tune into the lives of their favorite personalities and follow them through their daily experiences as they’re broadcast on a mobile phone.

Xingxing is an online microcelebrity that’s climbing the ranks of fame with her legion of loyal fans who tune into her livestream every day. She’s a full-time livestreamer now, but she knows this job won’t be forever.

Watch our video for a peek into her daily life as a livestreamer.

The Chinese internetCity lifeHanfu

Credit

Producers: Nathan Gibson and Mia Ma

Videographer: Nathan Gibson

Editors: Nathan Gibson and Joel Roche

Mastering: Victor Peña