|On-screen texting - a good idea?|
U have just settled in to watch a pic at the local cine that u have been dying to see. U have u'r corn. U'r 44oz. carton of soda, and some candy for u'r teeth. The movie starts. Ah, those explosive teaser trailers - all 8 of them - luring u with upcoming scenes of spectacular big-screen entertainment.
Then it happens! On the screen u see - 'OMG, I looooooove this movie!!!' and then another, 'Not sure hwat's happening but it just blew up!' and another, 'Lose the airplane.' Texting on the screen. Am I in hell! Yes, texting on screen while the movie is running is the latest crazy in China. China Youth Daily reported that cinemas in Beijing and Shanghai are experimenting with 'bullet screens', where the audience can send texts commenting on the film as the movie is presented - "to cater for the permanently distracted, phone-addicted younger generation".
I'm told precautions are made to screen the texts before they appear on screen. Oh really, and who does the screening? Is this a good idea? Would u be happy to pay to attend a movie where texting is going on during the presentation? Turning movie going into an even more communal and sharing experience.
Would having a real-time discussion during the movie be even more akin to in-home movie viewing? Or would it result in a few idiots playing around with proprietary content at your expense. Is this even legal? Maybe in China, but I doubt that Hollywood would take kindly to texting about 'their' movie while it was being exhibited - or would they? Is this just another step on the ladder of social media.
Does the very idea leave u speechless. OMG cn't we all be friends. LOL.