Twitter and Google have joined forces to provide additional interaction between Tweets and TV. Twitter is hoping that their new application will offer the same type of experience that currently users have by Tweeting while watching their favorite TV show.It should be interesting to see just how interactive the application will be.
On their blog site it also states that:
The application has most of the features and functionality that you’d expect from Twitter. It makes it easy to look through Tweets, @mentions, and favorites. When you click on a Tweet, you can reply, retweet, favorite, or share it. You will also see additional options depending on the content of the Tweet. For example, you can visit a URL or click a hashtag to search for it on Twitter. If a user is mentioned, you can visit that user’s profile to see their Tweets or follow them. And if there is a link to a photo or video, you can see a thumbnail version. Clicking the link will take you to the site so you can see a larger version of the photo or watch the video.
Additionally, the search box provides access to trending topics and recent searches, so you can quickly check out popular topics and revisit past searches. Twitter for Google TV, which is preinstalled, also lets you share videos, web pages, pictures, and other content on Twitter – just look for the “Share” option and select Twitter.
This is just the beginning of what could be possible at the intersection of Twitter and television. We’re excited to see what’s next.
I am waiting for blogging and television to join forces. This way I can blog and watch the tube at the same time. Sound funny? Not really. I blog and watch TV all the time. It is a great excuse why there are so many spelling and gramatical errors on my pages. LOL