Lost Remote is not just a hypothetical nightmare of mine, it's also a great blog on the future of social TV. In their own words, "it's anything that connects people through television, from engaging viewers via Twitter to introducing Facebook fans to new shows." And they're probably onto something. After all, social media is changing just about everything else in the world. It stands to reason that TV, and the way we experience it, will probably be impacted, too.
Today on the site, they're exploring how a Philadelphia news station is utilizing FourSquare to provide viewers with a richer experience. They also take a look at split screen devices used during sporting events over at ESPN and the VMAs. On this blog, you're bound to see an App Review, meditations on the future of journalism, and even a job posting or two. Basically, if there's a new way to experience television in an interactive and social way, Lost Remote is probably writing about it.
And the truth is, that's how we watch television today. We talk to our friends about it. We interact. We comment. We engage. Take a look at Twitter or Facebook next time a popular show is airing. The conversation exists beyond the fourth wall. Watching TV in a social way has become ubiquitous, at least to me. I'd sooner lose the remote.