Chasing virtual stardom: Broadcasting your life on a phone
Live streaming is an online phenomenon that’s huge in Asia and China, especially. People tune into the lives of their favorite personalities, as they follow them through their daily experiences. All live broadcast on their mobile phones.
Xingxing, a.k.a. Star, is an online microcelebrity that’s climbing the ranks of fame with her legion of loyal fans tuned into her livestream. She’s a full-time live streamer, but she knows this job won’t be forever.
Written by: Nathan Gibson
Produced by: Nathan Gibson & Mia Ma
Shot by: Nathan Gibson
Edited by: Nathan Gibson & Joel Roche
Mastered by: Victor Peña