F%*k You Friday! Live Tweeting TV

Twitter Trends - The Anti-Social MediaThere is a time and a place for live tweeting, and programs on television are not those times.

This past weekend I watched as some of my normal, cool followers got swept up in sharing every minute detail of the Casey Anthony trial. It was like watching normal people have their brains sucked out by a vacuum and forced to share every little useless thought they had.

What is the value of this for your followers? Do you think they care that you live tweeted for five hours?

Will any of this make a difference? Do your tweets carry any weights to make a measurable outcome besides pissing off your followers.

Does this entertain anyone besides you?

Does anyone else care?

If you can’t answer all of these questions with certainty, then you don’t need to live tweet anything.

We have better things to tweet about, like how much we hate Facebook and how delicious that sandwich was. We have stereotypes to uphold people!

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4 Responses to “F%*k You Friday! Live Tweeting TV”

  1. aburtch July 8, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    I think it all depends on your tastes. My twitter feed blows up whenever Mad Men comes on and I have to ignore it since I don’t watch the show. However, the flood of comments / jokes during the Oscars and Grammy Awards this year were hilarious and I enjoyed participating.

    I think if you live tweet anything you should give fair warning. I respect it when people say ‘I’m at such-and-such conference and will be live tweeting this panel.’ I’m warned and can ignore them or follow intently.

    For some people that’s why they are on Twitter, it’s the metaphorical water cooler as they watch their favorite show. As always Twitter is an opt-in format, so if they really get annoying unfollow.

  2. Amy Phillips July 8, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    I LOVE live tweeting with other fans about shows. My normal timeline may not care about Supernatural, but Friday thousands of us are livetweeting (and live-tumbling) our asses off. It’s a nice community. If someone is live tweeting something I don’t care about (a trial, for instance) I just ignore them. I’m more annoyed by that Foursquare and Klout notifications than live tweeting. In the end, it’s your twitter do what you want with it.

  3. PJ July 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    I don’t mind a little bit of tweeting but when it gets to the point where they tweet every single minute of a show or event, it gets really old. Yeah it was funny when Jose Baez said “cut the cheese” and everyone tweeted it. Hell, I tweeted it too, but just that once.

    I’ve got a friend who links Facebook to Twitter and FourSquares to the Nth degree. Kevin is in the x conference room at x company, Kevin is the mayor of the men’s room at x company, Kevin is at his desk at x company. All on Facebook, Twitter, and presumably on Google Plus when/if that annoying thing starts working there. Another friend tweets every call, spit, crotch scratch, and play of every football, hockey, and baseball game.

    Yeah, not a big fan of the Twitt.

  4. Morgan July 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    It’s fun to be tweeting with other people who are interested, but it’s a pretty good bet that the majority of your followers don’t give a crap.