(April Greer/For The Washington Post)

Twitch founder Emmett Shear spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C. Learn more here.

“A CEO of a community-based product is like a gardener. You’re trying to make sure you have the right balance of sunlight and water, that the community can thrive and grow. You can’t force people to want to engage, want to connect, want to communicate. You can only provide favorable conditions and then hope it happens in a good way.”

Emmett Shear
Founder and chief executive, Twitch

Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman, Twitch founder Emmett Shear and Washington Post digital culture critic Caitlin Dewey discuss how how platforms are creating communities, building businesses and pushing boundaries. (Washington Post Live)
Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman and Twitch founder Emmett Shear discuss the sensitive nature and of leading user-driven communities. (Washington Post Live)

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