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Netflix Second Screeners and Smart Phone RoundTable

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 Bunker Project Episode 126:


Round Table Intros:


Randal Orser  @numbercrunchers

Bonnie Sainsbury @bsainsbury

Margaret Reynolds @bc_insurancegal

Marcel Lapointe @crazytvtalk

Adam Stanger @gamerhook

Andrew McGivern  @podcasthero

Bob Garlick @bobgarlick

Satomi Hirano @satomi_hirano

Ian Nethercott @lovebuyingcars


Round Table Intro Question: Do you use social media platforms while watching TV to enhance the viewing experience?

  • Randal has never tweeted while watching a TV show… but he does have a big 50″ plasma.
  • Bonnie is one-half of Women Talking Tech show… She doesn’t have a TV and doesn’t tweet while watching Netflix. She has mentioned what she is watching on Facebook occasionally.
  • Margaret is one-half of Women Talking Tech and also one-half of To Finance and Protect which are on her Youtube Channel. She has Tweeted and used a hashtag while watching live TV. She is a triple screener.
  • Ian has never Tweeted or checked in during a TV show.
  • Marcel is co-host of Crazy TV Talk and loves live tweeting during TV but doesn’t get much chance because of the hours he works. If he worked better hours he would live Tweet everything. He likes Get Glue because people like to earn stickers even though it is a little dumb. Neilson will be using hashtags as a rating system now.
  • Adam doesn’t do many social media while watching TV but he likes the audience interaction they promote during The Walking Dead. AMC also did this for Breaking Bad with audience interaction and their podcast.
  • Andrew said that if LOST was on now he would get into the second screen thing with that show. Andrew has listened to an episode of The Podcast of Interest after watching The Person of Interest and it made him go hmmm… interesting!
  • Satomi comes to the Bunker Project for great tech info and has decided to go with a Windows 8 Touch Screen laptop. We talk about her options… MAC Mini vs Macbook Pro vs Windows 8, etc.
  • Ken is trying to get his new podcast going but has been working like crazy but it is coming soon. Ken has used Get Glue but not live while watching TV. He doesn’t use social media to interact with other TV watchers. One of Ken’s favorite apps is power toggles.
  • Bob has tweeted while watching shows that are a few years old. Bob is wondering what is the best hashtag strategy.


Second Screen startups won’t be the Instagram of  TV because the incumbents will be able to offer more and shut them out.

  • The NFL could offer additional camera angles.. behind the scenes.
  • A TV Channel and Network could create an app that will destroy the second screen apps.
  • Ken said viewership is dropping and people are no longer watching network TV.
  • Marcel gets flowers… Unexpectedly.
  • Bonnie used to use the second screen before there was a second screen. She used to call her friends and talk to them about a show during the show.


Netflix and House Of Cards:


Netflix getting into original content may change the way shows are created. The advertisers are not the ones who get to decide which shows get canceled anymore. Shows that may have been canceled because advertisers aren’t interested in the show would have a chance in the Netflix model.


Netflix Chief Content Officer said that Netflix is trying to become HBO faster than HBO can become Netflix. He also said Netflix is planning to produce 5 series per year.


Voicemail Feedback: Anthony from Richmond ordered the Nexus 4 but is thinking about canceling the order and going with the Blackberry Z10, Lumia 920 or the iPhone 5.

  • Bob looked up the Lumia 920 and says it looks like a cool phone.
  • The downside to Windows Phone 8 is a lack of apps.
  • Bob recommends that if he has a Nexus 7 already he should go with the Nexus 4.
  • Ken said the Z10 looks like an exceptional phone. Real Multitasking (not in and out multitasking). The Blackberry Hub is always a slide away. Blackberry Balance allows separate work and personal profiles.
  • Ken likes the gestures for closing apps, etc.
  • Andrew brings up the Samsung commercial that targets Blackberry and iPhone.
  • Ian says the two players are Android and iPhone and everyone else is a wannabe.
  • Bob steers it back to Marcel idea to go around the table.
  • Marcel recommends Android.
  • Margaret recommends the Nexus 4.
  • Bonnie says anything other than iOS.
  • Margaret wants to know what the next topic is because we killed this one… but we are in overtime so the theme music kicks in…


And that is the end of the show…


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About The Bunker Project


The underground Bunker Project is a meetup focused on Social Media, Internet Marketing, New Media and Podcasting. Set in the Bunker at the Barklay Hotel on Robson St. in Vancouver, The Bunker Project will appeal to those looking for cutting edge social marketing and new media information and to those who just want to socialize over a beer and exchange thoughts and ideas about social media.


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Andrew McGivern
Andrew McGivern

Andrew McGivern is a podcaster, blogger and mobile tech guy. Father of three awesome little ones. Interested in Social Media Marketing, New Media and Podcasting, Technology, Natural Health and Green Energy.

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