Assignment Memo: Audiences Sure Are Pushy!

Assignment Memo: Audiences Sure Are Pushy!

Assignment Memo: Audiences Sure Are Pushy!

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Dec. 3 2010 2:55 PM

Assignment Memo: Audiences Sure Are Pushy!


To: Trends Desk

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Re: Who's got a third?


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OK, there was that Steve Martin crowd

in mid-discussion, right? And then there was the heckler at

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, who made it into the reviews by yelling "I feel like a guinea pig tonight" during one of the multiple technical delays in the troubled megabudget musical.



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So it's like a thing—Crowd [in] Control!—now. Like, Internet, instant gratification, Twitter, real-time feedback. People feeling empowered (entitled?) to demand change right away, and to get it. (Tea Parties?) (Or remember how

crowdsourced its own production? We Are All Snakes on a Plane Now!) (Hey, the Tea Party uses those

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!)



Anyway, that's all the dropback analysis or whatever. We just need like one more current example. (Do Bill Simmons'

count? Or is that more like a flash-mob thing?) The New Heckling. Who can we get on it?