Patrick, one of our frequent commenters, recently raised this question on Facebook:
“This really seems to be the season where “Live-tweeting” has hit critical mass, both by viewers and by the cast/crew of the show itself. And it ranges from SyFy having one of the contestants of their show Face Off live-tweet the episode from the show’s official Twitter account, all the way to the entire cast of Grimm hanging out at someone’s apartment watching the episode on a Friday night and live-tweeting (something it seems they do quite often, and they’re REALLY funny when they do it). And of course there’s the fans who live-tweet while they watch stuff, like your very own sunbunny. It got me thinking, what shows from the near or distant past would have been the most awesome to have in the Age Of Live-Tweeting? It could be because a certain actor would’ve been hilarious online, or a certain event that would’ve sent a shockwave through the Twitterverse, anything.”
A lot of our writers are firmly on the ‘no live tweeting’ team, preferring to watch their favorite shows with minimal distraction, while some of us enjoy the ‘watch your show with friends, strangers, and celebrities’ thing. What do you guys think? Do you enjoy live tweeting or reading live tweets? How has the internet has changed the way we watch television?