CBS Social Viewing Room Isn't That Social

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There has been some buzz about the launch of CBS viewing room. Chris Albrecht suggests that TV shows are meant to be passive. I disagree with Chris but I do agree with Allen Stern who says that the service is ultimately an “IRC with video player”. I logged in to one of the shows on the new service and there were no people watching the same show. That’s a pretty significant problem.

One thing that I concluded after checking out the CBC “Social Viewing Room” was that these services should simply integrate a Twitter feed for each show.



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