Really, does anyone actually care to watch the TV anymore? The latest influx of TV becoming social is bringing a variety of apps and funky visualizations. Take in point the MTV VMA. Why attend & watch when you can tweet? Presumably in the breaks when we were fetching a drink or trying not to spill the sour cream of a crisp. Couple this with iJustine and a soda pop like viz of people and well:
This lets people (including iJustine the hostess) pick people floating up and see terms-live. I would have liked to see this filtered using Eigenvector Centrality; one could find the salient people in the conversation easily.
But, if you are like Naaman, you are probably either talking about yourself or want to hear what people are broadcasting. Got an app for that? Well Frog kinda does, its called tvChatter (coming soon):
You don’t have to configure your favorite tweet app with filters for # tags. Just find the show and follow the tweets, or tweet away! As people chatting about tv media becomes more and more real time, it actually shapes and changes what we know about people using Twitter (remember when it was a social microblogging platform like what two years ago?).
So is this all becoming that all too intrusive computer interface for ‘learning about artwork’ that they give you on a hand held when you probably should just be looking at the painting? Or is everyone happy typing while watching? Naaman? You get a TV yet with actual channels?