January 1, 2010
A new website is making it easy for any theatre-goer to become a reviewer now as social networking site Twitter allows status updates to join forces with EdTwinge.
www.edtwinge.com uses “real time updates” from various Twitter accounts in order to rank performances based on “noise” (the Twitter rating for how many mentions a show gets) and “karma”- how positive or negative the mentions are. Those shows with the most “good karma” are then put on the top ten of the EdTwinge main page.
Creator Deirdre Bunting said: “It’s the perennial festival dilemma – what to do when faced with so many marvellous, colourful characters to purvey. That’s how EdTwinge was born.”