"If you go to Central Park, guaranteed people-watching is one of the top three activities," Press said."There's a feeling when you watch somebody else, watch their lives and the quirky things they do it makes you feel normal." To be a Life Streamer, you're expected to stream 24/7, with reasonable exceptions.You can also earn extra "tips" or encourage others to go to your private room for extra cash, Hart notes — though how you want to motivate people is up to you.Currently, there are about 15 Life Streams, and about one-third of the subjects don't work in adult entertainment.
She cited police as saying the most likely suspect would be “another resident from the same building or from the next building,” which she underlined with a red marker.
Hart says she's relatively open except for "some bathroom activities." There's only been one instance of a Life Streamer's account being shut down, Press noted -- the company removed her cameras when they found out she pointed the camera at her closet all day to collect the paycheck.
The interest in watching life livestreams has gone up since Facebook and Twitter added the ability to broadcast on their platform, according to Hart.
"Stop bugging these girls who may not want to do it [on Periscope or Facebook Live]," said Hart.
"These girls who aren't even putting themselves out there are getting these requests." Hart, who majored in sociology and minored in psychology and women's studies at Ball State, said for some viewers the draw may be the unexpected sexy moments that could occur on a livestream.
“We regret we didn’t pay attention to the victim’s words and investigate factual grounds of the possible criminal activity when it had occurred,” a police representative reportedly said, admitting the wrongdoing of the officer who had visited the victim’s home.