December 12, 2006

Social Software for Set-Top boxes... (plasticbag.org)

From the article:

Imagine a buddy-list on your television that you could bring onto your screen with the merest tap of a 'friends' key on your remote control. The buddy list would be the first stage of an interface that would let you add and remove friends, and see what your friends are watching in real-time - whether they be watching live television or something stored on their PVRs. Adding friends would be simple - you could enter letters on screen using your remote, or browse your existing friends' contact lists.
Kinda creepy? Good idea? Xbox live for TiVo?

I personally don't like the camera idea. I don't think any of us want other people to see us the way the TV "sees" us - plopped down on the couch in our "house clothes" (or lack thereof) eating popcorn / dropping popcorn / eating dropped popcorn....

What do you think?

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1 comment:

mrscrumley said...

No, not a great idea. I don't think I could get used to others seeing me as I watch TV, unless they were physically in the room. Sounds (and looks) kind of creepy. Also, on the article, is that a screen shot of Sydney and Vaughn from Alias?