First UK use of Twitter on live TV?

Did the first use of Twitter on live TV in the UK happen this morning? These tweets by ITV presenter Phillip Schofield certainly suggest so:

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I did tune in to “This Morning” for a few minutes after catching the first tweet. I didn’t see the actual moment of tweeting, though.

Schofield’s show is not one I usually watch (I’m clearly not the desired demographic); if nothing else his tweets captured another viewer, albeit for a fleeting moment :)

While there’s been plenty of talk about Twitter on TV recently (and also, enthusiastically, by Phillip Schofield), no one’s actually used it on live TV as far as I know.

If this were radio, it wouldn’t be the first use of Twitter in these islands (stretching geography a bit) – Irish radio presenter Rick O’Shea first experimented with Twitter on his live RTE2 radio show last year.

Neville Hobson

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  1. Brendan Cooper

    Twitter is everywhere. I’m getting more and more emails from friends and associates, asking me what it is and how to use it, particularly since the new year. Seems everyone has put it on their ‘To Do’ list!

  2. Paul Fabretti

    It’s worth noting Neville that Radio 1 are now using Twitter as a source of feedback in the same way that they source messages from text and email.

    I first heard it on the Saturday just gone with Nihal on the mid-morning show. Very interesting and definitely a first for Radio 1.

    His producer is also on there too.

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