CNN.com had a great article today about social media ‘check-in’ sites that you can use from your couch. They mentioned a few great sites that, like, Foursquare, lets you check in. However, instead of checking into bars, stores, and restaurants, users can check into the TV shows they are watching, their hobbies, or books they are reading. Here are few sites that I’d like to call, “social media for couch potatoes”.
Miso focuses on TV shows. You can see what shows your friends are watching, as well as what shows are currently trending.
Philo is another social network that focuses on TV shows, allowing users to comment on shows currently airing, much like a Twitter stream. Their tagline is “making TV social”.
GetGlue is a network for everyone. You can become the guru (the expert) of your favorite hobbies, like Karate and Fishing. You can also become the guru of TV shows and music albums. You become a guru based on how much time you spent discussing a certain subject with others; your interests are based by ‘liking’ or ‘disliking’ things. You receive badges based on your activity.