You’ve seen TikTok, your teenage relatives are obsessed with Twitch, but what is this new app, Bigo?

Bigo is a Singapore-based streaming entertaining app, where users stream for hours a day from their smartphones. They can stream any talent they wish to showcase — comedy, singing, DJing, or even just talking. Viewers can pay their favorite streamers in the form of gifts which are then converted to in-app currency.

The currency system of Bigo is purposefully nebulous — users spend their real dollars, or other local currency, to buy diamonds, which are then used to buy gifts. …

Maura Sateriale

comedienne, writer, scientist, eats burritos

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