Around the Net

ABC News Debuts Second-Screen Version Of Old-School Laugh Track

Here's a first: ABC News' Social Soundtracker, launching on Saturday, aims to translate "viewer sentiment into sound," simulating the sense that you're watching TV with others, like the laugh tracks of old.  Viewers hit a button that represents how they're feeling during a certain show, and "if there’s a critical mass behind a certain type of emotion, then the Social Soundtracker will translate that emotion into sounds like applause or laughter," writes Anthony Ha. According to Maya Baratz, ABC News’ head of new products, it’s a “very beta” product, which could look “very different a year from now.”

Read the whole story at TechCrunch »

1 comment about "ABC News Debuts Second-Screen Version Of Old-School Laugh Track".
Check to receive email when comments are posted.
  1. Jonathan Mirow from BroadbandVideo, Inc., April 26, 2013 at 5:07 p.m.

    (The sound of one hand clapping, but it's very beta).

Next story loading loading..