I’m not sure if it’s right but I thought of a music tv show called ‘The Voice’ and tweets which are demonstrated on the screen while the show is being recorded live. The old medium is a television ‘box’ and the new medium is a social network which is kind of integrated into the tv. I don’t know if other shows do this because I’ve never watched ‘X-factor’ or any programmes of this kind apart from ‘The Voice’ as we have it in the country where I’m from.
I like this twitter feature because it’s interesting to read people’s opinions while a song is being performed or some action is taking place. I think it’s astonishing how a tiny hashtag sign (#) can unite so many people and let them share opinions on the Internet while being shown on tv at the same time. This way it gets even more interactive, especially if you have no one to discuss the show with. However, obviously those tweets, which are being allowed during the show is aired, are checked a few times. ‘Distorting the truth’ isn’t the right way to call it but it definitely is a tool of creating some kind of mood and opinion which the creators of the show want the audience to have. Surely, angry or unsatisfied tweets are there but are rarely seen; it’s sad because, in my opinion, that would be much more interesting to read, not only positive but negative opinions.