Someone’s texting, Lord
If you send instant messages to your friends or post Twitter or Facebook messages in real-time about the TV shows you’re watching, you’re among 16 to 20 percent of Gen Xers who gather around a virtual global fireside.
Paul Tapp, Consumer Electronics Marketing Manager for Intel EMEA, said: “TV is still a ‘group activity’ that is, families and friends gathering round the TV to watch their favourite programmes, only today we are just as likely to gather virtually through social networking sites, as in person. The World Cup this summer was a prime example of this, with increasing numbers of us turning to Facebook and Twitter to comment and quip on events as they happened.”
Generation X and Texting
The article appears on Gadget, an online magazine about personal technology. Another statistic it highlights is 46 percent of us struggle to find something to watch despite having hundreds of channels from which to choose. I relate to that. I feel like I can never find anything good to watch on TV. Robert completely avoids the “low channels” because he says they lack creativity. It’s all crime and murder. As for me, I can only watch so many food shows, news shows and design shows. Not to sound like a total geek, but the last time I gathered around the global fireside it was a PBS film on OETA about the Berlin Wall.
What about you? Do you text around the fire? Do you struggle to find something worth watching on TV?
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