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Rob Huebel

Oscars 2015: And the winner is ... social media, for better and for worse

Oscars 2015: And the winner is ... social media, for better and for worse

In the old days — say, five or six years ago — an Oscar party used to mean gathering with some friends around a TV and watching the show together with a bowl of chips and a few bottles of wine. This Sunday, though, when millions around the world tune in to the 87th Academy Awards, many will be having a new and very different type of Oscar party: alone with a laptop or a mobile phone, trading snarky comments over Twitter or Facebook with others who are doing the same thing. Hoping to boost ratings for the Oscar telecast, particularly among coveted younger viewers, the motion picture academy has made a concerted effort in recent years to encourage the audience to engage with...

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