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Want to Watch Some Dude Drink Water for Hours via Webcam? Now You Can!

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Riveting stuff, this
Riveting stuff, this
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Twitch is a live streaming platform for gamers — think Periscope, but specifically for people obsessed with, say, League of Legends or World of Warcraft. While gamers watching other gamers game is Twitch's bread and butter, the company has also branched out into broadcasting other stuff: In March it celebrated the launch of its food channel by streaming every episode of Julia Child's cooking show The French Chef, for example.

Twitch's latest launch is a Social Eating channel, which is exactly what it sounds like: watching other people consume things on camera, such as this fellow who has titled his stream "Drinking Water for 2 Hours!" (Update: He's now branched out into eating a popsicle.) Currently, 290 people are watching another guy eat pizza, and 400 people are gawking at a group of young people feasting at a Korean restaurant. Some of the streamers even charge money for subscriptions, which seems more than a little absurd.

If a lightbulb is going off in your head because you think you've suddenly found a way to monetize your cereal-eating habit, know that such a side hustle isn't without dangers: One woman streaming herself eating brunch just proclaimed, "Social Eating leads to obesity."