What was Stickam? And what is StickyDrama?
Stickam was a live streaming video service and social networking site. It was frequently hailed as the successful marriage of television and the Internet. Popular Stickam users were officially called “entertainers,” which today we’d call influencers. Stickam had a seedy side but allowed users as young as the age of 14 to signup. However, it wasn’t all bad. It was also an incredibly entertaining and creative place too. Unlike the more popular networks like Facebook and Twitter, Stickam spawned a culture in the true sense of the word, replete with self-reflective drama and art like Scene Kid Love.
StickyDrama is a WordPress-powered tabloid that was created to report controversies and comment on performances of popular figures on Stickam. A lot of people thought that StickyDrama was owned by Stickam, or that we were partners, but no. Stickam was a completely separate company that officially had nothing to do with StickyDrama, and Stickam’s senior management wanted nothing to do with us—although we enjoyed a devoted readership among certain Stickam employees. The main author and admin of StickyDrama has affectionately been called “Sticky” by readers and guests of StickyDrama’s video chatroom on Stickam.
StickyDrama’s popularity grew as it evolved from one person’s blog into what was regarded as the daily journal for the seedier side of the Internet—and so it remains, at least as a looking-glass into the zeitgeist of those crazy times, the late 2000s. StickyDrama has been cited by CNN when reporting on the infamous Stickam rape by John Hock. The Jessi Slaughter incident occurred on Stickam but went viral here. FOX News cited our investigation into notorious Stickam pedophile Garrett Graff, aka “r0uter,” aka “Psychotic r0uter,” aka “Absent Chaos.” And more recently, Insider picked up and further reported on our exclusive interview with a former Stickamer who claimed to have ben raped by former rock star and presently disgraced makeup mogul Jeffree Star. Law enforcement investigations and courtroom proceedings relied, and still rely, on StickyDrama’s reporting on Stickam.
OK, then what?
Sadly, the American Stickam shut down in 2012 and seems gone forever, although the Japanese version has always remained online. Likewise, StickyDrama was offline from 2010-2015, causing us to lose nearly all our regular visitors. StickyDrama is no longer the #1 tabloid about internet celebrities, but at one point we were. While we do not claim to be the original online tabloid exclusively about influencers—or however you want to call them—we are probably the oldest that remains online today.
In 2015 StickyDrama awoke from our dormancy, prompted by the “journalistic failure” of the UVA Rape Hoax. Updates came in spurts and gallops until the 2020 pandemic struck, trapping everyone in their homes with nothing to do. This gave StickyDrama enough time on our hands to really update this site. Longtime readers in particular will notice that our look has changed in 2020, as we have have updated WordPress themes; for that reason, please excuse broken links in old media. StickyDrama is aware of the situation and working to repair broken links and missing media. And it’s a free site bitch, don’t complain.