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Widgets on Your TV?!?

August 29, 2008

Lots of people have said that online videos might replace the outdated television. TVs are just so flat – so non-interactive. Well it looks like Intel and Yahoo might have figured out how to create widgets that can be implemented into your television.

So maybe we have it wrong. Perhaps online video won’t replace TV after all. Maybe TV will actually become online video. Wow…that’s deep.

I’ve had some colleagues tell me this would be completely useless. I completely disagree. Having the weather or traffic or school closings sitting at the bottom of my TV screen while I’m watching the news means I control what information I receive and when – not my favorite news anchors. That’s what online communications is all about – a transfer of power from the mass media to the individual.