Comcast, Twitter Team Up for TV-Embedded Tweets
Comcast and Comcast-owned NBC Universal have joined forces with Twitter to develop a service called "See it" that will embed Tweets with links to Comcast TV programming. According to the Comcast announcement
, Tweets talking about specific programs will be embedded with a "See it" button allowing users to switch to live TV or set their DVR to record -- but only obviously if you're a Comcast subscriber. At first glance this appears more like an attempt to appear innovative and social media savvy than an attempt to develop something truly compelling, but perhaps I'm missing something commenters can clarify below.
how about NO i hate twitter it and facebook need to die
Re: how about NO
said by elios:Instead, how about you ignore them, and let other people do what they want.
i hate twitter, it and facebook need to die
Am I the only one around That wants to watch the show that on?
Not Tweets, Not Comments, Not Banners, Not Promos... Just the freaking show I selected.
Re: Am I the only one around Agreed, and I suspect that most other folks feel the same way. But remember, in truth, the networks don't care if we're happy, sad, frustrated, bored, or downright angry while we're watching their programming; they just want us to watch. Everything else is irrelevant.
Basically, viewers are regarded as cattle. We're sorted by gender, age, ethnicity, etc. and herded into pens (shows), where we're exhibited to advertisers. And like cattle, the networks couldn't care less how happy we are to be there, as long as we're there. And, like cattle, we're the product; the advertisers are the customers.
Re: Am I the only one around Yep.
And, while I don't endorse piracy, when the programmers are sitting around trying to figure out the reasons for it, they'd better look in the mirror for some of them. You can only spit on people so much by doing every obnoxious thing you can to them before they seek other alternatives, legal or otherwise.
And that brings me to an interesting question. Let's say you have a fan of The Walking Dead who subs to cable, and AMC is included in their package. Now, let's say they download the show from a torrent site. Are they committing piracy? After all, they're paying to get AMC, which is where the show airs. Sure, the ads have probably been edited out, but the viewer can DVR the show and skip the ads. Nothing illegal about that. And yes, the downloaded copy may be on their computer or tablet and not the DVR tethered to their 60' TV, but there's nothing illegal about putting recorded shows on a computer or tablet. People have been taping shows and carrying the tapes with them since VCR's were invented.
So, if someone is downloading torrents of a show they can already receive for free OTA or via a cable subscription they're already paying for, is that piracy?
Re: To read the tweets..
said by aaronwt:You can also set a record for the DVR. So not live only.
Would mean that I would need to watch the show live.
Re: Fat chance
said by newview:All you will see is a box that you can click on at bottom of tweets that you are already looking at. Clicking on that box lets you send a cmd to your TV STB to switch to a channel live or to send a DVR record cmd for a show coming on later.
yeah ... I just know I'm gonna sign up for Comcast twitter spam
I don't consider that spam any more than the millions of web pages that provide "like" buttons for Facebook or Google+.