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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tom Green Hosts Talk TV Show From His House


Tom Green has been getting all web 2.0 social media on us with a decent enough show that he broadcasts live nightly from his house. The Tom Green channel on the web displays his real home phone number for any and all to call and ask questions on air. Celeb guests like Perez Hilton, Tony Hawk, Dr Drew and Kenny+Speny come on over to Tom's house and bring items for later resale on eBay to raise funds to keep the show on the air. Viewers get to vote on what the funds are actually spent on (necessary vid equipment or a useless stuffed bear, for instance). Podcasts on iTunes, yep. Blog, yep. Mass calls to submit user-gen YouTube vids of you watching him.

All he needs now is a groundswell of viewers and paying advertisers and he has a disruptive model for the giants to be concerned about (or mimic).

1 comment:

Jay, writer MemberSpeed.com said...

Well, at least it's a new title. What really fascinates me about this is the fact that the audience can actually make decisions for important things. In a way, they're running the show and Tom Green happily lets them have their way. It's something new and I'm not really sure how things will pan out for this show in the future. But it's a good experiment. And I wonder if people still call his house during the day.