Big Brother and Beamly: What's the Deal?
|Big Brother 16 and Beamly: What Are Your Thoughts?|
I'm home from my Memorial Day camping trip and have been offline since Friday. (You can miss a lot of Big Brother news/rumors in 4 days.) Monday I picked through my #BB16 column on Tweetdeck and noticed a lot of former Big Brother houseguests tweeting about something called "Beamly".
Diggin #beamly even more that I got the hang of it. If I get 1000 followers by Friday I'm gonna add to the giveaway http://t.co/SiDwehAZh1
— Judd Daugherty (@JUDDNATION) May 27, 2014
so whos DYING for #BB16 @BeamlyUS CANT WAIT 2chat with you this summer if were not in Greece... hehehe @JanellePierz… http://t.co/Cc0FkRDfi7
— Rachel Reilly (@RachelEReilly) May 24, 2014
If you haven't got the #beamly app yet how are we going to talk about #BB16? Follow me on there and I will follow back & interact!
— Aaryn Gries (@AarynElizaGries) May 26, 2014
Hey guys! Beamly is the best place to talk Big Brother! I'll be chatting about BB16 here :) Follow me -- http://t.co/HrVrckYtXU
— Janelle Pierzina (@JanellePierzina) May 24, 2014
HEY GUYS FOLLOW ME ON BEAMLY!! http://t.co/3QRnMDUi9NSo, what is Beamly? It's formerly Zeebox, which you may, or may not, be familiar with. It's a place where BB16 superfans can discuss the show with other fans, and with former Big Brother houseguests. From Beamly's "About" page:
— Elissa Reilly (@ElissaReillyS) May 24, 2014
Founded in 2011, Beamly (formerly zeebox) has grown from small beginnings in a front room in London to a global business employing 120 passionate engineers, designers and editors in New York, London and Sydney – with backing from Comcast, NBCUniversal, Viacom, BSkyB and Network TEN, and partnerships with some of the world’s leading broadcasters and channels.
Beamly brings together cutting-edge technology and the creative energy of stars, programme-makers, superfans and journalists to create the ultimate destination for TV lovers.
You can also download the Beamly app for Android or iPhone, but I haven't heard any good reviews about these apps from fans. What's your experience been with them? Let us know in the comments section below.
Some Big Brother fans are speculating that the former houseguests are getting paid to promote Beamly, and they're probably right. But who cares. Hell, I'd promote it if they paid me, too. Anyhow, check it out and let us know what you think.
Have you used, or will you be using Beamly during the Big Brother 16 season? What do you think of the app? Share your thoughts with other #BB16 fans below.