Remember the good old days, when you'd watch TV, then think about it a bit, then perhaps discuss it the next day at work around the water cooler? Now that's not nearly enough. While watching TV, you must read everyone's live tweets about the show, then watch the after-show about the show, then hashtag all your thoughts about the show, then read all the blog recaps about the show, then tweet about the recaps.
B. Rodell #thetaste
A couple of years ago, during the first Golden Globe Awards after Twitter had become pervasive, I tweeted, "Twitter just became this big weird room where everyone watches television collectively." While that statement today seems ludicrously obvious, in January 2011 it seemed like something worth observing, and it struck a chord, getting a couple hundred retweets and replies.More »