Twitter’s place in television.

“Thank-you Prime Minister….and now here’s what Steve in Chelmsford thinks”. Do you care what Steve in Chelmsford has to say about the war in Syria? The BBC (or any other major broadcaster) certainly thinks his opinion adds valuable commentary to that provided by both trained journalists and respected commentators. Yes, Twitter’s role in television has me slightly concerned. Let me start by saying that I’m a hashtag fan, and I regularly use Zeebox to check other viewers’ thoughts on something I’m watching. It’s inclusive and reaffirming to see your sentiment shared across a wider community. But it’s my choice to do … Continue reading Twitter’s place in television.

Seemingly jokey, but with an undercurrent of vitriolic sentiment.

Following the announcement that short-term loan lender Wonga is to sponsor of Premier league football club Newcastle, the last 24 hours on Twitter have been fascinating. I’ve witnessed corporate trolling, ignorance and respected media outlets (that should know better) disseminating … Continue reading Seemingly jokey, but with an undercurrent of vitriolic sentiment.