Mukbang: Paying to Watch People Eat a Meal Online

Add this to my growing list of things I just don’t get (like modern art), and probably never will.

This craze started in South Korea, and basically involves someone live streaming a video of them eating a meal. And people actually will pay to watch such videos.

Here’s an overview of this craze:

Twitch, the site that allows video game players to live stream themselves playing a video game so that others can watch, is getting into this “Social Eating” craze.

And if you think watching someone play a video game is crazy, well apparently there is money to be had, as evidenced by the fact that Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for over $1 billion, and some of these mukbang streamers make up to $50,000 per month.

So who knows whether this social eating, or mukbang will be a long term trend, or just a passing fad.

In the meantime, if you want to watch someone eat a pizza and hold a one-sided conversation while doing so, well the video below is just for you…

And if anyone wants to watch me make my morning green smoothie and then drink it, let me know and I’ll start recording the whole thing.

Be warned though, it takes me about 90 minutes to finish it, and I may start talking about accounting…

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