What Do You Think of Tweet Seats?

Some theaters are having people live-tweet performances.


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You’ve heard of nosebleed seats. Now there are tweet seats.

USA Today reports that some theaters around the country are saving seats for people to live-tweet during performances. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra started using tweet seats earlier this fall, using Twitter to describe the performance, the story reports.

"Tweeting the CSO’s performance was like attending a members-only event in the midst of a traditionally formal setting,” tweeter Jennifer Nissenbaum says in the story. “I could communicate openly about my reactions to the music, musicians and conductor — without speaking a word. Plus, I had the opportunity to engage others, and get their reaction to the performance.”

Jennifer Salcido, a spokeswoman for Trinity Rep in Providence, wrote in an email that Trinity Rep has no plans right now to offer tweet seats. “We’ll make it very known if we ever do, though!”

Some compelling stories have been told through a series of 140-word tweets: the Japanese earthquake, the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street.  But do you really want to experience A Christmas Carol on Twitter?
 



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