If you’re familiar with Twitch TV, then you should be familiar with their chat. It’s entertaining to say the least, particularly in the very popular channels that have 5-50k viewers. Somebody will say something in chat that others end up copying and pasting over and over. These messages then turn into sort of Twitch “memes” and will spread to other channels too.

From watching this happen, I started getting curious what were the most shared messages on Twitch? Since Twitch uses IRC as their backend for all the stream chat, it’s pretty easy to plug into. I made an IRC bot that will listen to the top 30 channels streaming and gather statistics on messages sent and the words of each message.

After about a week collecting data here is what I found.

Total messages processed: 12,673,979
Unique messages: 7,441,845
Unique words: 2,636,727
Peak messages per second: 1808
Top 50 messages:
  1. lol
  2. gg
  3. rekt
  4. yes
  5. wtf
  6. xd
  7. lmao
  8. g2a
  9. rofl
  10. no
  11. hi
  12. rip
  13. wow
  14. omg
  15. aceskins
  16. haha
  17. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ molly ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
  18. hahaha
  19. 太神啦
  20. ***
  21. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つmolly ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
  22. hahahaha
  23. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つmolly༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
  24. ☑ rekt ☐ not rekt
  25. me
  26. lmfao
  27. sourpls
  28. lolol
  29. bm
  30. ?
  31. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ ameno ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
  32. ^
Top 50 words:
  1. the
  2. is
  3. you
  4. i
  5. a
  6. kappa
  7. to
  8. and
  9. lol
  10. in
  11. for
  12. it
  13. this
  14. of
  15. that
  16. on
  17. he
  18. so
  19. are
  20. what
  21. no
  22. do
  23. or
  24. your
  25. my
  26. have
  27. not
  28. with
  29. u
  30. get
  31. just
  32. me
  33. can
  34. like
  35. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
  36. -
  37. gg
  38. was
  39. be
  40. :d
  41. play
  42. game
  43. how
  44. ***
  45. if
  46. all
  47. ?
  48. why
  49. kreygasm
  50. go

It’s not too surprising that about 40% of messages are duplicate. The chat isn’t exactly known for quality discussion.

The entire dataset, top 1000 list, and the code I used is all open. Feel free to hack/download/check it out.

Top 1000 spreadsheet

Full database dump

Code