Twitter, the Web site that asks what everybody's doing, says it wants to be doing a TV series.Of course if you want every thought of mine uttered for public consumption, you can visit me here. Just a Grunt is also on there, much longer than I've been.
The social-networking service said Monday it has teamed with Reveille productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners to develop an unscripted series based on the site, which invites 140-character postings from members around the world.
The show would harness Twitter to put players on the trail of celebrities in an interactive, competitive format.
The producers call their proposed series the first to bring the immediacy of Twitter to the TV screen.
"Twitter is transforming the way people communicate, especially celebrities and their fans," said Reveille managing director Howard T. Owens, who expects the new project to "unlock Twitter's potential on TV."
No further details were made available on the show's format or when it might hit the air.
Monday, May 25, 2009
What We've All Been Waiting For: Twitter, the TV Series
How they'll milk a full-length show out of 140 characters is anyone's guess.