Put down your remote control and pick up an iPad. One of the largest US cable companies is experimenting with new methods of controlling and programming a TV--and it may provide the same functionality to developers via an API. The reason? As many providers are finding out, building for mobile often means building a private API, anyway.
The way we watch television is definitely changing. For most, it's changed already. Instead of setting up a VCR and hoping that everything goes well, we have DVRs. Instead of racing home to catch things live, we can grab it on iTunes, watch it on Hulu, or the network's own website. It's truly a wonderful time to be a TV fan. With these changes in how we watch TV, it's expected that we'll start to see a change in how we talk about our favorite shows. A new site is using Twitter's API to help make that happen.