Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html en-gb 30 Wed 17 Sep 2014 06:25:13 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html jon-hill987 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=92#comment13 I didn't watch Eurovision, I was playing Team Fortress 2 at the time, but I did know what was going on as several of the other players were watching and were using the voice chat. Wed 04 Jun 2008 15:46:56 GMT+1 need4reality http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=85#comment12 "People were also encourage to "tag" their Eurovision comments using a hashtag, #eurovision, and so posts directly relating to the event could be followed in real time."Great we could re-discover informed viewing......could #Questiontime help us re-discover informed democracy? Tue 03 Jun 2008 17:13:42 GMT+1 Mike Hobart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=78#comment11 On Australian radio there's a popular midnight quiz called The Challenge run by Tony Delroy, which has its own Facebook site with over a thousand members. It's quite common for Facebook members to post comments about the questions and answers as the quiz progresses. Sun 01 Jun 2008 06:26:48 GMT+1 Keirdre http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=71#comment10 I find the concept of watching TV and operating a computer at the same time an odd one, and surely is not good for your eyes! Wed 28 May 2008 11:04:15 GMT+1 Dan Taylor http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=64#comment9 With a working link this time:http://www.fabricoffolly.com/2007/04/digital-water-cooler.html Mon 26 May 2008 17:41:11 GMT+1 Dan Taylor http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=57#comment8 I wrote on a similar theme last year in a post entitled 'the digital water cooler' - http://www.fabricoffolly.com/2007/04/digital-water-cooler.html Mon 26 May 2008 17:40:19 GMT+1 Ed Lyons http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=49#comment7 Is this any different to online chat - IRC etc? That's had live commentary and discussion on live events (e.g. TV) for decades... IRC may not be 'cool' any more, but it's still widely used, with close to a million users online at any moment... Mon 26 May 2008 13:41:07 GMT+1 Dan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=42#comment6 Political blogger Guido Fawkes does a live web chat on his site (order-order.com) during the TV broadcast of PMQs every week. Posters can comment in real time on the "action." I should also mention the rugby match "spoiler" threads on Gwladrugby.com, which are often more interesting and insightful than the TV commentaries! Mon 26 May 2008 09:52:27 GMT+1 markphillip http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=35#comment5 Currently just in the U.S. and Canda, but I think you'd find the concept behind areyouwatchingthis.com interesting. It's a Flash Mob creator of sorts when things get exciting in the most DVR-resistant genre: Sport. Sun 25 May 2008 15:49:05 GMT+1 markphillip http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=28#comment4 Currently just in the U.S. and Canda, but I think you'd find the concept behind areyouwatchingthis.com interesting. It's a Flash Mob creator of sorts when things get exciting in the most DVR-resistant genre: Sport. Sun 25 May 2008 15:48:34 GMT+1 PR http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=21#comment3 I was as I always on IRC (that's one of the original Internet chat services without the ads, content filtering, and giant smiley faces) and we were commenting on Eurovision, nothing particularly unusual about it, we often comment on shows, Dr Who, The Apprentice, Primeval, US imports, etc.We all went in to hysterics over Sweden's scores, only for one of them to ruin it later on by revealing he was a Swedish comic and it was all on purpose!! Sun 25 May 2008 14:41:47 GMT+1 Emalyse R http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=14#comment2 It certainly points the way to some uses for twitter beyond micro-blogging and life-streaming though clearly there were many twitter public timeline followers who were irritated by the dominant Eurovision swarming (I did personally use Summize to filter the Eurovision specific tweets) though currently such spontaneous events are pushing twitter's ability to cope to the limits. Inane or not last night was a good example of the social in social networking. Sun 25 May 2008 13:04:47 GMT+1 JimConnolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=7#comment1 Hello Darren,I have to say, your 'tweets' last night, were actually far more entertaining than the show!@jimconnolly Sun 25 May 2008 12:29:52 GMT+1 Frankie Roberto http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/tv_becomes_social_again.html?page=0#comment0 I was out last night, but I've seen this kind of Twitter tv backchannel occur on a few other occasions (The Apprentice, last weekend's screening of Indiana Jones, Doctor Who, etc etc).It would be an interesting exercise to scan Twitter and try and pick out tweets related to what's currently being broadcast (using a TV schedules feed). Sun 25 May 2008 11:14:48 GMT+1