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Hello! I’m John Rizzo and I work at Twitch as a Senior Software Engineer. My first day was on December 9, 2013, though it’s amazing to see how much the company has grown in the short time since I joined!
(Editor’s note: We don’t have serial numbers. We just have watches we can’t take off.)
As chat is undoubtedly a VERY important feature to our community, we’re working on a series of chat updates to improve server-side and client-side performance and functionality. These updates will roll out over the coming weeks.
Starting today, you may begin to see a notice on Partner channels when an advertisement can’t be loaded. This message is dismissible and will only last the length of the advertisement(s) you didn’t see. This is the first in a series of experiments on partner monetization based on direct partner feedback.
FIRST: We’re keenly aware and sympathetic to the notion that less latency will make social interaction better. We care very much about interactivity and continue work to deliver less overall latency. We assure you we have not directly imposed any latency on top of what the system currently delivers.
As the new video system has been 100% live for a week, we wanted to provide an update on its performance and address the feedback and concerns some of you have posted.
Over the past year, we’ve been hard at work on massive improvements to the video system. Our goal is to improve the video system’s stability and scalability so that we can offer the best quality video to as many users on as many platforms as possible, all while we continue to experience explosive growth.
By now many of you are aware that Twitch had a site outage over the weekend, and many of you were personally affected by it. We’re happy to report that we’ve worked through all of the issues that caused the outage, and it’s now clear sailing for most Twitch users.