So earlier this week, Diddy (or whatever he calls himself these days) announced that he is planning on launching a “social media-driven music tv channel.” This channel will be called REVOLT TV.

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Here’s a link to what Mashable has to say about it.

Some thoughts that have come to mind while reading this were:

But what exactly does this mean for the world of social media?
This just goes to show that social media is penetrating today’s culture more than you would think. The fact that people this big and famous are finding financial potential in this proves that there is more to be tapped in social media. Things are going to get even more widespread out in the real world away from our computers.

Where will this go?
So, here are my assumptions about what the typical user experience of watching this channel would be like:

  • Tweeting in your votes for a trl-esque show.
  • Tweeting out what you’re currently watching, for the world to see, and tune in.
  • Facebook applications that will only work during the time that a correlating show is on.

Of course there’s so much room and potential  for more ideas, but those were the ideas that came to mind at the time of hearing this news.

Wouldn’t it be interesting if all sorts of other social media powered television channels spring up?
There really isn’t a lot of room to interact with this question, but I really think this idea will spread. It might take some time, but this should really grow within the next 5 years. Because of the rate of growth in the industry, I expect to see about 10+ social media-driven channels by the year 2017.

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