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My sources tell me that Vince is getting more in tune with social media and how it modernises integration with fans. As a result, all talent have to have Vince in their top 8 on MySpace. 

To be fair, I'm 35 and I'll text someone back rather than answer the phone as I chucking hate speaking on phones. 

someone should just fucking brain him with a folding chair while he's in gorilla, just full on steroid era Barry Bonds home run right to the old cunts head then pull his kecks off while he's crying on

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When I was a kid, I had a Gamesmaster video with walkthroughs for a bunch of games - I don't think I actually owned any of them, but I watched that video to death, because at least I got to vicariously experience those games through it, and I wanted all the games content I could get my grubby little hands on. If Twitch had been an option, I'd never have been off it.

I've watched a couple of Twitch streams - I guested on a Fire Pro GM mode stream once, which was fun if a bit baffling having never really used the tech before, and during lockdown a comedian I know started doing streams of him playing old Mega Drive games. I only watched a few minutes of them, but they were fun because he's a funny guy - and that's the appeal, really, it's not just about watching games, it's about the streamer's personality. And when that streamer is someone like a WWE employee, and people think that paying them for a shout-out is getting them a little closer to someone they see on TV, I can understand how it becomes a big earner. 

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4 hours ago, PowerButchi said:

To be fair, I'm 35 and I'll text someone back rather than answer the phone as I chucking hate speaking on phones. 

I'm 41, and I have a similar problem. If it's someone I know, no problem at all, can chat away for ages. But when it comes to complete strangers, companies, etc., I'm usually hit by a massive wave of anxiety and nerves. It's an irrational response. 

Hence why when I've worked in customer-facing jobs, or anything that required talking on the phone, I've never done particularly well. Very stressful.

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it's all of the above for me. Plus that I find it quite an intrusive means of communication; if you send me an email, a text, a Teams message, or whatever, I can finish what I'm doing and get back to you when it's appropriate for me to do so. It also gives me time to ensure I actually have all the right information to hand. A phone call is just demanding my attention RIGHT NOW regardless of what other commitments I have on, and few things are that urgent, or justify that level of intrusion. 

Years ago, I managed the e-mail customer service department of an online retailer, and when a new director took over, she was obsessed with the speed at which people answered the phone, and we'd butt heads over it constantly. The expectation was that, in spite of having a full call centre answering phones, if anyone had to wait for more than a few seconds to have their call answered, everyone else in the office had to pick up a phone. It was a nightmare, and meant you never got anything else done. She'd point to the screen and shout "THERE'S ONE PERSON IN THE QUEUE!", to which I'd point out "that's not a queue, then, is it?". 

At one point, I was a week behind in responding to emails, because all of my team had been drafted in to answer phones, and I was trying to manage the whole thing single-handedly, alongside my other commitments, and she started haranguing me to get on the phone because there were calls who had been waiting "more than two minutes to speak to someone". I pointed out that I had customers who had been waiting for five or six days to hear from us, and her response was "well, we're a call centre! Phones take priority!", and my suggestion that actually we're a customer service department and customers take priority regardless of how they chose to contact us fell on deaf ears.

 

Fuck knows what any of this has to do with Twitch.

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You never know what the person is going to say or ask, that's the problem. Could be anything. With a text or e-mail, at least you have time to consider your response and even do a moment or two of research if required. I can't see how anyone is confident on the phone in a business setting, unless they know the whole industry inside out and every potential question they might be asked, or they're at least partly a good winger/bullshitter.

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7 hours ago, scratchdj said:

Without wishing to turn this into an old man grumpathon, I’ve noticed lately how teenagers are mostly inept at speaking on a phone.

They don’t know what to do if they do accept the call, either. The amount of kids and 20-somethings that walk around holding their phone out whilst it’s on speakerphone, then going “Yo wot?” every 5 seconds because they can’t hear over the wind… Hold it to your fucking ear, you moron!

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Four different people have told me that "kids today" no longer understand the thumb-and-pinky finger mime for "phone call", and instead just hold their hand flat to the side of the face, which I steadfastly refuse to believe until I see it actually done at least twice.

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1 minute ago, Uncle Zeb said:

Joke's gonna be on them when everyone gets those microphone/speaker implants in their pinky and thumb. Come on, Apple.

Could go full circle and make it as an accessory for “smart” watches.

“Simply pluck the glove’s connector into your watch, and you can turn it into a phone!”

* iPhone 12 with call plan required.

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1 hour ago, BomberPat said:

Four different people have told me that "kids today" no longer understand the thumb-and-pinky finger mime for "phone call", and instead just hold their hand flat to the side of the face, which I steadfastly refuse to believe until I see it actually done at least twice.

Most people around here, kids & adults, seem to wander around with their calls on loud speaker nowadays anyway, so I’m definitely not buying that ‘flat of the hand’ thing

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19 minutes ago, PowerButchi said:

Zelina Vega has been tweeting about unionisation again and the WWE has given her her cards. Shit company

I wondering how long this was on the cards for? It reads as if it came out of the blue, but would certainly explain why she was split up from Andrade and why she was fed to Asuka so very quickly.

WWE are arses, but she'll be fine. She made a mint with WWE and got herself a massively following to support her.

All this talk of unionization is great, but at the same time the two people talking about it are two high earning stars. I hope if anything comes from it helps protect people from top to bottom, not just support the high earners like Vega and Paige.

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