Could Twitter Save “Fringe”?
Twitter has the power to connect fans, but could it be used to save Fringe?
A group of fans is hoping so and they’re taking to the popular social networking site to help the series trend well and catch the attention of Fox executives, Blastr reports.
The folks at Fringenuity have started a Twitter hashtag effort with a unique twist they hope can keep the series trending while it is on-air live. They are creating a new hashtag for the show each week and working to make sure it shows up as trending while Fringe airs.
“Our hashtags are designed with a dual purpose in mind,” Fringenuity’s Annie wrote on her blog. “First, it needs to be something that will appeal to Fringies as having a distinctive tie-in to the show; and secondly, it needs to be something that has the potential to catch the interest of outsiders, in order to amplify our collective voice and our chances of garnering new viewers.”
Hashtags used over the past few weeks have done just that, with “#ObserveItLive,” “#TakeTheLead,” and “#BeABetterMan” all flying up the charts.
“We’ve been very fortunate to catch the perfect storm of technology, timing, and enthusiasm to see just how far these new avenues can take us, and we sincerely hope we’re given the chance to explore them to their full potential,” Annie added. “Come on Fox; we’re right here. Give us season five and let’s explore together to see how far we can go.”
So, what can fans do to help this week? Wait until a few minutes before the new episode airs Friday and get “#LoveIsTheAnswer” moving. Fast.