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The Sniffer, Nov 19th, 2012: Trends in Broadcasting and, uh, Rocking Chairs

OK trendwatchers, this time, Nora Young talks about how her experience watching the U.S. presidential election results has made her think about the disruptive state of TV right now. Who is a broadcaster now, anyway, when you can watch live TV coverage on Apple TV and original content on Netflix? Has your TV watching behaviour changed? If you’re changing the way you watch, does that leave you more open to ‘switching’? Also: Google announces voice search. And in other news, are you watching Breaking Bad?? Is it as addictive for you as it is for Cathi and me?

Meanwhile, Cathi Bond has TWO stories about tech and rocking chairs! There’s the rocking chair that charges your idevice at the same time, and the rocker that knits you a hat while you rock (via Gizmag).

Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s House of Cards

Trends at the Movies, and Twitter TV

In this trendwatching podcast, Nora Young talks about David Lynch’s new online project, Interview Project, 100s of interviews with Americans he’s met on the road.  It launches June 1st. (via Fimoculous).  It reminds Nora of Walker Evans, but Cathi thinks it’s more like Twitter, with people’s current appetite for first person disclosure.

Meanwhile, Cathi Bond talks about the plan for the Twitter guys to link up with TV producers for a new reality-based TV show. (Variety via Fimoculous) Cathi and Nora: WTF?

Also, in case you haven’t guessed, C&N talk about how much they like Fimoculous.

Trends: Internet on TV and Cool Info Displays

In this trendwatching podcast, Cathi Bond bemoans stupid TV with the example of a new 90 minute TV show in Japan, featuring comedians laughing along to YouTube vids.  What’s happening to conventional broadcast TV, anyway?  (via Japan Times). Nora Young says if you’re going to watch stupid TV shows, you might as well be wearing your Lazy Sunday pants! (via Gizmodo)

Plus, Nora mentions Advertising Age’s take on all the novel ways of displaying information, and why it may lead to a new mode of storytelling.