I am going to fully admit this now, I don’t watch Walking Dead (Gasp). I am not into shows about zombies, stockpiling supplies and waiting for the world to end. However, I do find the controversy over #RIPBeth very interesting.
In case you don’t know what happened, the show aired on the east coast and at the end of the east coast show, right before the show was starting in the central time zone, Walking Dead tweeted (and posted on Facebook and Instagram) out a photo revealing that a main character had been killed.
While they later issued an apology, the damage was done and people were upset.
But the real point of my blog post today is about the way we watch television while using social media.
Personally, I can only think of a couple of times when I have been watching television and actively engaging in social media with others watching the same thing (the Super Bowl Commercials – i.e.#AdBowl and the #SOTU). I think this is due to the fact that most of my shows are watched on TiVo well after, sometimes weeks, they have aired.
But just this last week, Abbie and Kelly in my office were talking about the #TweetChats they were participating in while watching a television show.
I find the fact that people watch and tweet at the same time very interesting.
Do you watch television and actively participation in discussions online at the same time? If so, what are the best shows to watch and discuss in real time?
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