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So, this past weekend I watched the Emmys. And they were great – sort of.

You see, I was able to watch the initial half hour live. The entire time I was tweeting about the gowns, opening number and surprise winners. But then, I had to head to a dinner and decided to DVR the rest.

When I got home, I half-watched while fast-forwarding past half the categories. The next day, I could barely remember any of the winners from the second half of the show and wished I would have canceled my plans and watched (not to mention tweeted and Facebooked) live. Apparently, I like to engage with my shows.

And then it hit me – will digital communications and its ability to connect us all together each night in front of our televisions to watch something live save our shows, which have been hit hard by our fervent use of Tivos, DVRs and online spoiler sites?

For me, aside from sports, there are more and more shows I want to watch live this coming television season just so I can comment along with my digital community of “friends.” How about you?

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

4 Comments

  1. Great post! I totally agree. Watching sports on tape delay today basically takes me off twitter ….it’s definitely affected how I watch TV. Here’s what I’m thinking…if there was some way to re-air a twitter stream while watching a show on DVR, that would solve the problem. Think of it this way, you click PLAY on your DVR and then start your saved Twitter stream. There would obviously be syncing issues, and you wouldn’t be able to contribute content to the recorded stream but you get what i mean.

    Interestingly, I think the Apple (and I HATE apple btw) TV coming out soon may help solve this issue. It’s all media, TV, Twitter, DVR, whatever…should all be connected.

  2. Brian Batz says:

    Nice post, good thoughts until I realized “I” was the focus of the plans that the blogger-et “wished she would have canceled!” Once again, the hsuband is mariginalized by TV and social media. 🙂

  3. hmatime says:

    Oh no! I have to remember when tweeting about a blog that my hubby is now on twitter at @The_Real_Batz and can actually see what I am doing. Of course, you know I loved our plans!

  4. That’s where we’re heading and Samsung is ahead of the curve with their new televisions that support Twitter, Facebook & Google.

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