The new application allows viewers to cast votes for “Voice” singers and connect with friends and others watching the show, NBC and Facebook said Friday. Voting on live performances begins Monday, the Associated Press reports.
Besides serving as a ballot box and a bridge between viewers, the “Voice” app will lead users to new content, including performance videos and blogs, NBC said.
In January, when Facebook unveiled about 60 new apps that let people share the smallest details of their lives on their profile, now known as their timeline, the company said it expected developers to create thousands more.
Dubbed “frictionless sharing” by Facebook, the apps allow a user’s activity to be automatically shared through Facebook - although people can limit who’s able to see this activity when they sign up for the apps.
“The Voice,” which features Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, has seen a sharp increase in viewership in its second season and is drawing the young adult viewers prized by advertisers.
It’s also gaining ground on TV’s top competition shows, Fox’s “American Idol” and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Those programs have seen their total viewership drop by double-digit percentages compared with last season, while “The Voice” is up by double digits.
Andy Rooney’s desk headed to Newseum
Andy Rooney’s typewriter, bookshelves and the handmade walnut desk where he delivered commentaries for “60 Minutes” on CBS are being donated to the Newseum in the District, according to the Associated Press.
The museum about journalism and the First Amendment announced Thursday that Rooney’s family had donated the items from his seventh-floor Manhattan office. He had moved into the space in 1985 and delivered his closing thoughts there for Sunday night television for decades.View Entire Story
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