Now this is one that particularly pisses me off! When I’m watching something on TV, or more likely someone else is watching something on TV, I don’t want to see ‘hashtags’. Now the idea of this believe it or not, is so that people can stop watching TV, and instead try to ‘tweet’ about it. When you enter the ‘hashtag’ on Twitter, you are greeted with a whole world of people discussing, instead of watching what’s on TV. What is the world coming to? Why are we doing this?
I’ll tell you one thing – they know their audience. These things usually appear on shows that young people watch e.g. The Voice. Needless to say, you won’t find one at the beginning of Downton Abbey (I’ve looked). I’m sorry but if you ‘tweet’ about a program whilst you watch it, you’re simply addicted to the internet. One of those people who has to check Facebook every 15 minutes, in case you miss someones baby photos! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then congratulations you’re still half human!
This has gone way to far now! Whilst watching the News tonight on ITV, this internet mad world hit a new low. Underneath the Weathermans name was his Twitter ID!! Now I know ITV Weather has its own Twitter account (@ITVWeather), so this means it’s his personal account. Now I guess as it’s on the TV, he must just post weather updates all day (yes, the same as @ITVWeather). But what if it’s not that? What if he’s just lonely? Admittedly I’m glad I saw this, due to the countless times I’ve watched the weather and thought “I wonder what this man does in his private life”. There are many interesting people on the life sucking box that is television, however the fucking weatherman isn’t one of them!
Anyway back to generic hashtags on TV. Here’s some examples, mainly BBC! Embarrassingly I like Have I Got News For You.