Just to prove that twitter has the potential to be a platform for exciting developments – and this Wired article outlines the tech possibilities – Irish screenwriter Graham Linehan (The IT Crowd) has decided to stage a social experiment:
By way of illustration, I’m organising a Bad Film Club event online for Friday night (13th Feb). At exactly 9.00pm, myself and some likeminded Twitterers will be pressing ‘play’ on M Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Happening’, and blogging our responses to the magic as it unfolds. Now, this is uncharted territory for me, and I have no way of knowing whether it’ll work, but dammit, it’s worth a shot, isn’t it?
Everyone who wants to join in only needs to begin watching the movie along with Graham (@Glinner) on the aforementioned date, and tweet their thoughts. More details will be released on his blog and via twitter before Friday.
It will be like being in a movie theatre with friends where you are allowed to use your mobile phone or laptop. It should be fun.