Twitter TV.
May 26, 2009, 4:45 pm
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This can only turn out one way — interesting. And by interesting, I mean frightening.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – How’s this for a tweet? Twitter is coming to a television near you.

The social-networking and micro-blogging service is developing the first TV series that incorporates Twitter into the action of the show.

Created by novelist Amy Ephron, sister of Nora and Delia Ephron, the untitled show will feature ordinary people competing while on the trail of celebrities.

Twitter has partnered on the project with production companies Reveille (“The Office”) and Brillstein Entertainment Partners (“Samantha Who?”).

Reuters

It’s bad enough Twitter has the perception of being a device used to stalk ordinary people and celebrities alike, but they’re going to make a reality television show out of it? This can’t be good.

I’ve enjoyed twittering as much as the next guy, but they have to draw the line somewhere. I mean, sure it sounds interesting, but so does bungee jumping. It doesn’t mean we should do it. Chasing celebrities? It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt — and someone will definitely get hurt. It’s inevitable.

– JD

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