You can search the Internet while watching
TV to get more information about almost anything.
You don't need a fancy set top boxes and embedded links to create
dynamic, electronic interaction between the television and the
Internet. You can function as the bridge yourself by searching
for words, names, and phrases you hear on a program while you are
it, and then exploring the related content as you watch the show.
(Of course this can also be done while listening to the radio,
either online or off.) You can gather a great deal of complementary
information that enables the program to be a catalyst leading to
a much fuller and richer understanding of the subject. A few examples
are listed below:
- Vincent Scully. You are watching an interview with
a famous architect named Vincent Scully. You can get more information
on his background and achievements as you watch the interview:
- Panama Canal. A documentary is describing the building
of the Panama Canal, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
You can get many other complimentary perspectives as you watch
building "panama canal"
- Roger Williams. You hear a woman being interviewed
say that her most enjoyable years were at Roger Williams University.
You search for its web site to try and find out why: