But in South Korea, Afreeca TV has become a big player in the Internet subculture and a crucial part of social life for teens.
17, 2015 photo, Kim Sung-jin, 14, broadcasts himself eating delivery Chinese food in his room at home in Bucheon, south of Seoul, South Korea.
Every evening, he gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching.
That's the show, and it makes Kim money: 2 million won ($1,700) in his most successful episode.
Better known to his viewers by the nickname Patoo, he is one of the youngest broadcasters on Afreeca TV, an app for live-broadcasting video online launched in 2006.
His parents worked in another city so he was living with his grandparents, and they ate dinner so early he got hungry at night.
He says the show made his dining more regular, although most of his meals on Afreeca TV begin after 10 p.m.The show also brought him unexpected joy: He said that even though he's just an ordinary teenager, "people say hello to me on the street." "I do what I want.(AP Photo/Julie Yoon) Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family's home south of Seoul.He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching.Kim, who has a delicate physique and chopstick-like slight limbs, has been broadcasting himself eating almost every evening since he was 11. To add fun, he once wore a blonde wig and dressed as a woman.While the Internet has been making stars for years—from bloggers to gamers who play for millions of You Tube viewers—outsiders may find it puzzling, if not outright bizarre, for young people to spend hours watching someone eating.