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SXSW: Animated GIF-making allows party-goers to experience A&E’s Bates Motel

One of the best uses of social TV is the art of animated GIF-making. The fun meme-able moveable image has allowed TV to get viewers excited about a show during big tentpoles, at events and more. With SXSW in full gear in Austin A&E brought the art of GIF-making to their party for Bates Motel (premieres Monday, March 18th) the network’s new Dexter meets Friday Night Lights drama, a prequel to “Psycho” about Norman Bates growing up.  Read more

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Revenge’s dip in social TV matches up with dip in ratings

Last season, ABC’s Revenge (think Count of Monte Cristo meets Gossip Girl, but more mature) took the TV world by surprise and became one of the most talked about shows. After season one’s major cliffhanger, anticipation for season two helped the shows buzz grow even stronger. It seems as if season two isn’t living up to the expectations. Critics are claiming it’s not worth DVRing anymore and the show’s dip in social buzz is matching up to the dip in ratings.

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