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Time lapse replay of social media updates

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234861D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

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Abstract

With the increased use of PVRs, Sky+ boxes etc, a lot of people no longer watch live television. However, with more and more social networking sites and services that are available, and an increased number of devices available to notify us of updates, we are often bombarded with information and news as it happens. This in turn means that, although we may choose not to watch news/sport/lifestyle television programs at the time of broadcast, people are often discussing them on social networking sites, and as such we are notified about them when we don't want to. This article proposes a solution that synchronises the recording of a programme with an action to block social content about that program from your social stream. Further more, upon reply of the content the social media you would have previously been notified is replayed at the same intervals as the original messages.

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Time lapse replay of social media updates

With the increased use of PVRs, Sky+ boxes etc., a lot of people no longer watch live television[1]. However, with more and more social networking sites and services

that are available, and an increased number of devices available to notify us of

updates, we are often bombarded with information and news as it happens[2].

    This in turn means that, although we may choose not to watch news/sport/lifestyle television programs at the time of broadcast, people are often discussing them on social networking sites, and as such we are notified about them (when in fact we may not want this to happen) [3][4]

    As an example, a user may have recorded a football match but following the end of the game, and before the user can watch the recording they then read a tweet from a friend commenting on the final score.

    Typically individuals choose to remain disconnected in an attempt to avoid such messages, not using their social apps or having the TV on however depending on the gap between the recording and viewing times this can be very difficult. At present, there is currently no way of 'disabling' these notifications at the time of the live event, and replaying them in time with the recording as you watch it.

Relevant technical docs:


[1]http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/timeshifting-tv-viewing-201110191466.htm - article listing information about number of people watching 'timeshifted' TV.


[2]http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/will-twitter-be-the-death-of-the-pvr--928596- TechRadar article describing the problems with Tweets 'interfering' with people's ability to enjoy watching television that has been recorded.


[3]http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=1284 - blog article describing how to follow twitter hashtags on TV.


[4] http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=1594 - blog article outlining an API for gathering hashtags about a particular program.


[5]http://www.geek.com/news/proxlet-lets-you-mute-anyone-and-anything-in-twitter-for -one-day-or-forever-1309158/

    This idea provides a means to 'delay' or 'hide'...