GetGlue Geeks Out

As an avid tumblr user, I often log on at the same moment my favorite television show starts, so as to join in on the added commentary of my fellow tumblrers watching the same show. It has become an intricate part of my TV-watching experience (seeing as how I don’t really watch that much TV anyway), it truly makes a difference in understanding a television show to get different points of view from all over the world. Recently I found out about GetClue which is essentially what we have been doing on tumblr for sometime, just now this is a place for real-time TV watching specifically. I signed up, but have yet to get into GetClue.

Television shows are becoming increasingly aware of their viewers connecting on social media sites while tuning in.

“AMC’s gore-fest Walking Dead recently made records for the highest number of single-evening check-ins on GetGlue with its premiere episode when more than 42,000 fans connected during the show.” says PRDaily. It is shown that the bulk of the various check in’s are from lovers of sci-fi shows. This trend is sure to catch on!

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Facebook, the World’s 3rd Largest Country…Figuratively Speaking

It seems that one cannot go anywhere on the internet nowadays with out seeing that popular “f” symbol. It’s on the articles you read, the online stores you shop at, and the video clips you watch. Facebook is taking over the internet. And as of now, it has.

Statistics show that at 800 million users, Facebook now has as many uses as the entire internet did in 2004. This fact is not just some anecdote to relay while standing in line at Starbuck’s, it’s information like this that is changing the way businesses think and connect with it’s consumers, as well as the internet.

Blackberry Loses Yet Again

As a Blackberry owner, I was surprised at the four-day outage situation. But not because of Blackberry failing across five continents, but because my Blackberry was absolutely fine and worked normally. I heard about the outage after it happened and it seemed that only the northern states were effected. I cannot say the same for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  Many stockholders were extremely upset at the situation and were calling for a “break up” from Blackberry’s parent company Research in Motion as per the Daily Mail. Blackberry users all over the world are making the switch to iPhone, as a result of this crisis.

Honestly, as a college student who does not have a ton of responsibilities to attend to, I thought this video of Blackberry’s co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was tasteful and acceptable; it probably wouldn’t of bothered me that much if my phone went out. But as for the working men and women of this country, I can’t say the same. “A minor technical glitch” should not equal this much damage. There is no excuse for a phone company that huge to screw up so badly.