Tweet from your television

Reports hare surfaced that Samsung has released a Twitter widget which can be used on their network enabled models, the LED 6000/7000/8000 as well as their 6 and 7 series televisions.

This means that while one is watching Star Trek for the 32nd time, they will receive any updates made to their friend's status. This widget comes as an addition to their Internet@TV service, which already sports a YouTube widget.

Functionality is included that allows a user to update their own Twitter status using their remote controls.

What may be interesting to watch is how sporting events or television networks utilize this functionality to improve the viewing experience. It may not be too hasty to imagine watching your favourite TV show while receiving relevant Tweets at the bottom of your screen.

The widget is available now for those of you who own the aforementioned models.

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SuperHans said,
Can someone remind me of what the point in twitter is again?

so that one day, you could use it with your television set?

Though, on the other hand...

You could read your Rick Sanchez/CNN tweets while watching Fox News... they could cancel each other out...

jimbo11883 said,
I wish Samsung would send me one of these TVs so I can test the new widget.... ;)


lol as long as its not the 6000 i have the un40b6000 and it only has infolink not the widget functionality.

Next: Tweet from your toilet. Send/Receive instant tweets from your happenings inside your toilet.

Someguy: 'I just clogged my toilet due to my huge crap'
-- commenter 1: 'I told you not to go to the toilet once in 2 weeks but you did not listen.'

Glendi said,
Next: Tweet from your toilet. Send/Receive instant tweets from your happenings inside your toilet.

Twitter enabled toilets, now *that* would be next logical step LOL. I can see it now, your toilet automatically twitters when you clog it up, multi flush or have to jiggle the handle.

ir0nw0lf said,
Twitter enabled toilets, now *that* would be next logical step LOL. I can see it now, your toilet automatically twitters when you clog it up, multi flush or have to jiggle the handle.

Yea, Twitter would help us know if he/she is just taking a leak or crapping. Very informative. lolol

Thank God, now we can know what each other all had for breakfast while we're watching the morning news.

Wouldn't it be great if our lives were meaningful enough that we could live them without bragging to the world what we're doing every second of the day, hoping someone out there cares?

I agree with C_Guy, To me Twitter is utterly usless. I'm sure there are some legit uses for it out there but the majority of the users are rather lame.

C_Guy said,
Thank God, now we can know what each other all had for breakfast while we're watching the morning news.

Wouldn't it be great if our lives were meaningful enough that we could live them without bragging to the world what we're doing every second of the day, hoping someone out there cares?


Hmm, the strange thing is, I don't see people doing that on Twitter = Can't knock it 'til you've tried it. Kinda like Apple products, eh.

As usual, common sense should help determine whether an event is tweetable or not. It all depends on the poster/viewer, just like with Youtube.

I'm finding this twitter wave to be rather lame. I dont need it in my car on OnStar and i dont need it on my tv. really i dont need it on my cell phone. maybe i'm getting old. maybe i just dont get it.

YESSS! that means I are not alone in this thinking!

Sounds cool though, maybe they could sort out a kind of interactive news feature, where you can tell it what news sites to gather info from (custom tech news etc), and then when the commercials come on, user could press "news" and get a nice update before your show is back on. If its about to start, alarm!

Things like this could really advance the way people get information - while most of us here are used to getting info off the net, practically on-demand, a lot of "normal" people who are just looking for a TV could easily be sold on this.

A friend of mine bought 2 weeks ago the 40B750 and we login to my twitter account. it has a lot more features/gadgets but we didn't saw youtube. maybe later with a new f/w-software update

Me thinks NeoWin gets kick backs form Twitter.
98% of the articles seem to push or praise it

*check out my twitter in 20 minutes - I will tell you how "me dropping a deuce in the toilet" went