Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Do you Twitter? Do you enjoy reading other people's Tweets? Do you like reality shows, especially ones featuring C and D list celebrities? Then do I have a show for you. "The San Francisco-based web phenom has partnered with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted TV skein described as 'putting ordinary people on the trail of celebrities in a revolutionary competitive format.'" Me...I'm watching something else!
When I was younger, I learned of a game called celebrity tag. The goal, to find celebrities out in public and quietly touch them while saying tag. Simple and stupid. Unfortunately, the last thing on my mind when I met a celebrity was to say tag; rather, I was happy enough to simply say hi. So to hire people to chase stars, knowingly or unknowingly, seems equally as inane. It's hunting celebrities which just doesn't seem right. I don't expect this show to last. If this is what TV is coming to, perhaps it is time to go back to radio!
Lastly, how will Twitter make money. Today's WSJ article asks the same question. I am not a firm believer of Twitter either, although I like it within the social networking structure of Facebook. How many Tweets can you follow before it becomes mind numbing. And that said, how many "friends" can you have before you can't keep track of any of them. Just asking.
Posted by Andy Hunn