Reality Television – Using Social Media to Advance the Plot

Reality Television – Using Social Media to Advance the Plot

Mark Burnett has talked about how ‘In terms of physical change, someone’s going to figure out how to make shows interactive as you go along…I wish it would be me’. I guess everyone is waiting for a technical solution that provides better interactive tools.

Maybe there is a simple alternative while we wait for the missing link (that promises to elevate fortunes of both TV and Social media)

What about experimenting with writing social media integration INTO the plot?

Unhand me you Klout! Influence Metrics ends the revolution

Unhand me you Klout! Influence Metrics ends the revolution

What are all these metrics doing? Now algorithms measure social ‘influence’. We already know that people are finding new ways to game the system. What will inevitably follow are other algorithms, that replicate ‘influence-building’ behavior. Will these ‘automated social friends’ replace the email spammers of today?

What happens to authenticity, transparency etc. when metrics and algorithms drive behavior?