question of the day: Do you second-screen?
You know what second-screening is, don’t you? That’s when you’re using your computer (or a smartphone or tablet) while also watching TV. Technically, it could also theoretically mean using your computer (or smartphone or tablet) while playing a videogame or watching a movie in a cinema -- that is, consuming material through two different screens showing different content at the same time -- though those would be pretty impractical for lots of reasons. (The Best Buy Minion app to accompany Despicable Me, which I wrote about a couple of years ago, is one example of how second-screening in a multiplex could work.)
I ask because:
Study shows growth in second screen users
This from the AP via Yahoo! News, and it continues:
The Nielsen company said that one in three people using Twitter in June sent messages at some point about the content of television shows, an increase of 27 percent from only five months earlier. And that was before the Olympics, which was probably the first big event to illustrate the extent of second screen usage.
The study was specifically about social media, but that’s not the only reason to second-screen: perhaps you’re sending emails while watching a sporting event, or doing work with a favorite movie on in the background.
So: Do you second-screen? Has that changed in the past year?
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