Watch – TV on Facebook
Watch – TV on Facebook

Watch – TV on Facebook. No, that isn’t an imperative sentence (although maybe Facebook wants it to be). Watch is TV on Facebook. Watch is Facebook’s latest gambit to become a full-blown entertainment and media company, growing beyond a mere social medium. Announced earlier this month, Watch will be quite literally television shows specifically posted […]

More ad spending online than on TV
More ad spending online than on TV

A new study suggests consumers can expect more ad spending online than on TV by the end of 2016 – at least in U.S. ad spending. This according to an updated study published in September by eMarketer, a respected global research and consulting company, and eclipses previously published predictions digital ad spending would not over […]

Nielsen is expanding SocialTV ratings
Nielsen is expanding SocialTV ratings

Nielsen is expanding SocialTV ratings to include what you post beyond Twitter to Facebook and, eventually, Instagram. While the benefit to advertisers and programmers of watching posts on social media about television shows remains a bit fuzzy it’s clear Nielsen is focused on gathering more information from TV viewers who talk about TV on the […]

Television has always been a social medium
Television has always been a social medium

Oh sure, you say, television has always been a social medium. For a couple of generations, now, families and friends have gathered to sit around a big box with colorful dancing images to watch, discuss, hoot & holler and the next day talk about it all with work friends around the office water cooler. But […]

Twitter television and the year’s biggest hits
Twitter television and the year’s biggest hits

We know you’ve all been waiting to find out the biggest hits in Twitter television over the past year and, thankfully, Twitter revealed to us those insights. You can all exhale. And if you guessed the the post-Oscars photo tweet with Ellen DeGeneres and her hommie-stars you would have a pretty good guess. Twitter has […]

Watch TV with Facebook looking over your shoulder
Watch TV with Facebook looking over your shoulder

TV viewers can now invite Facebook right into the living room where it can watch (and listen) right along with the rest of the family! Woo-hoo! Doesn’t that sound like fun? Come on in, Facebook, have a seat, pull up some nachos and settle in! Seriously, Facebook added a new feature May 21 which allows […]

WhatsApp wows; Tumblr tanks Twitter on TV
WhatsApp wows; Tumblr tanks Twitter on TV

Barely two months after being bought by Facebook for an astounding $19 billion, the messaging service, WhatsApp, says it now has over half a billion users. Remember how, right after the Facebook purchase, reports were all over the place that users were abandoning WhatsApp for other messaging apps. Yea. “In the last few months, we’ve […]

Presidential debates will light up the social sphere.
Presidential debates will light up the social sphere.

 Somebody said something about a presidential debate? Is an election coming up?  Ha-Ha! Just kidding. Of course, a really huge campaign debate is set for tonight. The first of three October debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will take place tonight, 9 p.m., EDT, in Denver  and while, sure, an estimated audience in the […]

Watching TV with your friends…online…Zeebox may have the answer.
Watching TV with your friends…online…Zeebox may have the answer.

 It’s become routine in households across much the world, certainly in North America: watching TV while also working on or playing with that “second screen,” your phone or tablet.  As President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson was famous for having three TV screens running simultaneously so he could watch all three major evening […]