Some suggest social media can both help and hurt reality television programming.
Los Angeles (WiredPRNews.com) – Some suggest social media has presented unexpected challenges for reality television programs. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), social media has enabled video footage to be uploaded that can both help and hinder the success of reality programs.
As noted in the report, incidents of the release of unaired footage from shows such as MTV’s “Jersey Shore” through video sharing sites has been shown to both increase buzz about programs as well as spoil the surprise element of some.
Sally Ann Salsano, executive producer of “Jersey Shore” is quoted by the AP as stating of the matter, “It’s a blessing and a curse… You’re always grateful when people want to talk about your show, but in the end, those same people are the ones that take things, like what happened with Snooki, out of context. I know I’ll have a chance to tell my story, but more people are going for the cheap shot.”
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