Twitter Joins Forces With Nielsen to Provide Social TV Ratings
The habit of live tweeting television shows can be a fun way to make the viewing experience more interactive, and to annoy your friends who aren't watching the same thing as you. Now Twitter and Nielsen are teaming up to provide the "Nielsen Twitter TV Rating" for television shows based on how much people are tweeting about them. The joint venture was announced today and is expected to launch in time for the Fall 2013 season, so we all have less than a year to really perfect our banal TV-watching tweets.Read on...
One in Three Young People Are Updating Their Facebook Status While On The ToiletBetween ads taking over your newsfeed, engagement announcements that leave you feeling even more single, and the yammerings of people you really should have unfriended back in high school, there are plenty of things to complain about in the social media environment these days. On the other hand, there's an argument that we should all just be glad that we're not seeing more updates about our friends' bowel movements, because considering how many of us are tweeting from the toilet, it's a mercy that verges on the miraculous. According to a report by Nielsen, one third of people between the ages of 18 and 24 use social networks while they are using the bathroom, a statistic which can also be read as "two thirds of people between the ages of 18 and 24 are totally lying to Nielsen."Read on...
Report: Movie Watching Down, TV Watching Up on NetflixWhile Netflix has made a name for itself with movies delivered to the home -- first by mail, then by Internet -- a new report suggests that is changing. Movie watching appears to be slowly dropping as viewers opt to stream more TV shows from the service.Read on...