Twitter TV

By | November 1, 2016

TV screen with the Twitter "bird" logoLast month, millions of viewers used Twitter to watch live streams of NFL football and the presidential debates. If you weren’t one, here’s how it works: After opening the Twitter app and selecting Moments, you click “watch live” to join the live stream, which also integrates a Twitter feed of hashtags related to the event. Amanda Lotz, professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts & Cultures, examines what these “Twittercasts” might mean for the future of live TV.