"Moving from the communal couch to the solitary yet worldwide PC" by Caellia Caelllia
The internet is like having every single newspaper, magazine and movie in addition to radio and television station in the world on your computer. Many people also search the internet to get their information and entertainment from reading or watching Social Generated Media and Consumer Generated Media.
Twitter (www.twitter.com) is an incredibly powerful place for people to interact instantly online with the cast, crew and community of cable shows like SyFy's Defiance (www.defiance.com). This is evident by doing a search of #Defiance every Thursday for humorous, insightful and informative live-tweeting while everyone watches the show (warning: may contain spoilers for those of us on the West Coast, but is still really entertaining to hear the many perspectives told through New Media while also being entertained by what we consider Old Media as if all of the viewers are in the same room sitting around the same screen). User Generated Content may also be found daily through events like a Sunday podcast with Castithan and Irathient (in addition to Dothraki and Valyrian for Game of Thrones fans) language creator David J. Peterson @Dedalvs (http://about.me/davidjpeterson) and Barry @thebotanophile on @defiancepodcast MMOReporter's Twitch channel (http://mmoreporter.com/live/) where viewers are able to chat with the hosts and guests through the livestream. Twitch (www.twitch.com) is where gamers may also spectate video game tournaments like those that we host in Rift MMORPG PvP dimensions (http://www.riftgame.com) on Grim Gamer TV (http://www.twitch.tv/grimgamertv) on Saturdays at 6:30 PM PST or on YouTube recorded videos, seeing content creation entirely by a community: competitors, bloggers, donors, livestream commentators and viewers as well as hosts.
Subscriptions and donations remain a good way to show your support in the form of compensation for content creators.