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.
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Monroe currently receives tips from her streaming outside of the bits system but says that she doesn't make much from it.
As a result she doesn't consider it work in the same way as camming, and treats it mostly as a leisure activity.
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.
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.
Camming sites generally act as intermediaries for all transactions and have strict rules for refunds, meaning that chargebacks -- in which viewers send money then request it back -- are uncommon.
Twitch, meanwhile, has had an ongoing problem with the chargeback phenomenon.
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.