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South Korea's live streamers and their fans: "I want to be less lonely"


Video bloggers eat, sing and dance for their audience and earn up to 50,000 euros a month. What drives you and your audience? Insight into an industry that makes a fortune with intimacy and longing for closeness.

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Internet idol BJ Hussey: "Should I have my lips injected?"

Photo: Jerome Gence / DER SPIEGEL

When the sun is lower and the employees in the glass office towers in Seoul are getting tired, BJ Hussey only begins to work. She has set up two monitors and a microphone on the desk in front of her, and bright lamps light up her face.

She dabs gloss on her lips, turns on the camera on her computer and welcomes the first of her 27,911 fans.

"Hello, can you hear me?"

"Yes, I can hear you well," writes qowogjs1234.

"I missed you," writes rmsiddklel.

"Where are we going today? What are you going to do today?" Asks yhy25.

She smiles.

Her skin looks flawless on screen, much younger than 33.

It is live and will be live from the afternoon until the early hours of the morning.

Like every day, for up to twelve hours.

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Internet idol BJ Hussey: "I want to be less lonely"

Photo: Jerome Gence / DER SPIEGEL

BJ Hussey is one of tens of thousands of live streamers in South Korea who broadcast their lives unfiltered onto the net, from getting up to going to bed, seven days a week.

You benefit from the fast Internet in South Korea, which allows you to send and receive live videos smoothly even when you are on the move.

Being online permeates everyday life in the country, especially the everyday life of the younger generation.

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