On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars
You can simply tune into the Oscars. Or you can watch them with the peanut gallery on Twitter.world Updated: Feb 22, 2013 00:49 IST
While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm — something like a digital, million-times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf — will provide a welcome and riotous counter-narrative to the pomp. The second-screen experience is never better than on Oscar night, when a separate (and some might say superior) entertainment experience plays out on social media.