Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 21:28 UTC
In the News A few months ago, I wrote an article about comments, in which I said, among others things, that Twitter can never replace comments because not only is it effectively a one-to-one communication channel, Twitter messages are also far too short to foster any form of coherent conversation. Over the weekend, a silly link-bait story illustrated my point perfectly.
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Twitter and Apple TV
by WorknMan on Sun 25th Mar 2012 22:52 UTC
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Well, I've never had much use at all for Twitter. I understand why journalists would use it, but I don't know of a person alive that is important enough for me to want to follow.

As for Apple TV, its greatest feature is airplay, where you can wirelessly 'beam' audio and video from an iOS device to a TV or stereo. In regard to video, I guess you could consider it to be a form of wireless HDMI, and it's simple to set up. It also works through walls.

My dad has an A/V receiver set up in his bedroom, and speakers on 'zone 2' that go out to the back porch. He wanted a way to control the volume from the porch and already had an iPad, so he just got an Apple TV to hook up in the bedroom, and now just carries his iPad to the porch, and uses Slacker radio, or whatever else, and it plays through the back porch speakers through airplay via the Apple TV. Also, there's an app called 'Remote' that will let him access the iTunes library on his PC, so he doesn't have to transfer the music to his iPad, or the cloud for local listening.

Edited 2012-03-25 22:53 UTC

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