We watched The Voice live yesterday night in support of the Traverse City singer, Joshua Davis. The goal was to watch the live show and live tweet at the same time - for a 2 screen experience.
I did not enjoy the tweeting at all. I don't normally have a twitter account and made one for this assignment. I'm not a person that has something to say about every little thing that happens in life. I say something when it's significant and when it'll be useful to the other person listening. Blabbering about what I think of tonight's The Voice episode is insignificant - it would just be one other opinion out of 1 million others. The singers were all pretty good and each has their own unique style - who am I to judge?
I like a solitary viewing experience because I want to be immersed and invested in what I am seeing - intellectually and emotionally. I found the tweeting very distracting. If I really think a song is very meaningful, I'm not going to interrupt and miss out on the moment to tweet 'This song is sooo meaningful'.
Though, it was a learning experience. I had never used twitter before and now I got to see how it works. I was also able to feel what it feels like to have the 2 screen experience - even though I didn't find it that pleasant. I know that not all people are like me and some people really enjoy the two screen experience, and I will respect that. I also know that as an artist I may one day have fans that would want to communicate through social media.
Quite ironically, Brian Johnson, one of the singers, sent me a thank you today for tweeting about his performance.