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Is it okay to Twitter during a movie? Is it okay to twitter during a movie if the other 40 people sitting around you are also tweeting?

Last night, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Scott Aukerman gathered at the Burbank AMC Theater with 30 random Twitter users recruited off the internet to live tweet the midnight screening of Crank 2: High Voltage. The idea was to bring a group of random people together and provide funny live commentary during a fun, yet no-thinking-required, action flick.

A fun social networking movie event eventually degraded into an anger-filled shouting match. But strangely enough, no one in the theater itself was upset about cell phone usage. It was the people at home on Twitter who were outraged.
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When Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, one critic live blogged his review from his cell phone in an attempt to be first. Thankfully this form of reviewing hasn’t really caught on (although, I do recall that one of the video blogs live blogging the new Street Fighter movie). The guys from Human Giant are now trying to take this idea to the next possible level… make it interactive.

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