Twine for Connecting the Unconnectable

If you haven't yet come across it, you should check out one of the recent success stories from Kickstarter and start getting excited. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Well you'll soon [...]

The ‘Smartphone Watch’ – an Alternative eHome Remote?

imwatch_smartphone_watchWith the ability to check Facebook and Twitter feeds, receive phone calls and retrieve text messages, this is the world's very first 'smartphone watch'. Resembling something from a sci-fi film, the touchscreen i'm Watch is planned to go on sale in 2012 and contains most of the same features as hi-tech phones, at just a fraction [...]

Facebook Really Does Want to Enter the Social TV Space

Samsung Smart TV Apps 5 Million Download MilestoneAndy Mitchell, SVP of Strategic Partner Development at Facebook, pitched to attendees of PromaxBDA this past Wednesday, according to Adweek, that Facebook could become a partner to TV providers by helping their customers find relevant programming from a sea of 500+ channels by leveraging one's social graph. In other words, Facebook would provide a real-time [...]

TweePLayer Tries to Do the Impossible, Bring Real-time Tweets to Live and Recorded Content

TweePLayer Web ScreenshotI'm actually a little blown away here (in concept). TweePLayer is a new service that's taking the Social TV experience to a whole new level. Many have noted that live, must-see TV has rebounded a bit with users checking in and following their favorite shows' tweet streams in real-time. Well, now TweePLayer plans to simplify that [...]

Survey Finds Only 25% Are Interested in Friends’ TV Viewing Behavior via Social Networks

SideReel Winter 2010 InfographicWe've got an interesting follow up to our Social TV discussion yesterday. SideReel, a TV watcher community with 10 million monthly unique visitors, has just released the results of their online survey [PR] (sample size: 1,800+). In a nutshell, SideReel found that "Social Media is important, but only for 25 percent of online TV watchers." And [...]

Twitter’s Real-time Activity Spills Over to Live TV Engagement

TweetReach Golden Globe 2011 ChartRWW has a great post on "What Glee Means for Twitter & Television." As many of you already know, more and more people are watching TV with their smartphone, tablet, or notebook by their side, updating friends on their viewing activity through various social networks. As such, one can easily follow a status update, fan [...]

Is Interest in Social TV Apps Age and Platform Relevant?

LG NetCast Demo at IFA 2010Our friends at App Market TV have posted an op/ed about the generational disconnect around Social TV — noting that the main push currently by TV manufactures at IBC 2010 is 3D TV. However, they point to the fact that 76% of 18 to 24-year-olds like to surf the 'net and check in on their [...]

76% of 18 to 24-year-olds Browse the Internet While Watching TV

Living Room TV Watching and Web SurfingSocial Media PR agency, Diffusion, conducted a survey of 2,086 people, ages 18-55, for YouGov's Social TV trends report and found that nearly 76% of 18 to 24-year-olds like browsing the web and doing stuff online while watching TV (percentage for the entire survey group: 58%). Many of them, according to the report, want to vote [...]