TiVo’s getting a little bit social (hey, it’s the thing to do) in launching “My TV” on Facebook. As you would expect, one can add, rate, and review all sorts of television programming. There’s also links to online scheduling (for us TiVo customers), but no integration with Facebook’s existing TV show favorites or a method to import your existing Season Passes, Now Playing list, etc. Interestingly, TiVo didn’t name the widget after themselves and clearly indicates one doesn’t need to be a TiVo owner to participate. Which is a smart marketing move. (via Gizmo Lovers)
I don’t see myself spending much time populating this app, as I’ve been somewhat bored with Facebook lately. (Heck, my buddy Aaron has banished them entirely – and he’s a social media guru). The real value that I find in Facebook, LinkedIn, etc is the ability to track current email addresses and phone numbers. And as far as I know, Facebook still doesn’t offer a method to export this information into my address book. (Am I wrong?) Somewhat related, I’ve been experimenting with Twitter as a (mostly) one-way micro-blogging tool (with content duplicated to the ZNF sidebar).