Twitter Inspires a TV Show. A Revolutionary One!

By  |  Monday, May 25, 2009 at 10:32 am

You've Got MailVariety reports that Twitter has inspired an upcoming TV show:

The San Francisco-based web phenom has partnered with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted TV skein described as “putting ordinary people on the trail of celebrities in a revolutionary competitive format.”

I don’t wanna judge a series I haven’t seen–and, come to think of it, probably won’t make time for even if it’s a smash. But Twitter’s celebration of celeb-watching (as seen in its recommendation that you follow Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian) makes me nervous. I have nothing against following the rich and famous via Twitter, but it’s not the thing I’d be proudest of if I’d invented Twitter.

Side note: The Twitter TV series was created by Amy Ephron, whose sisters Nora and Delia came up with 1998’s AOL-inspired You’ve Got Mail–an earlier attempt by Hollywood to cash in on an online trend. It was the first thing that jumped to mind when I read about the Twitter show, even before the Ephron connection dawned on me. Wasn’t 1998 about the time that AOL jumped the shark?


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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Oyez H. Says:

    Such nonsense.

    Twitter needs to get their core service working properly before they start trying to cash in the brand name for any quick buck.

    Please sign my petition here if you agree:


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