March 27, 2011 11:00 AM by Ryan Haidet
Emmy Award winning host Jeff Probst has turned to Twitter. For the last few episodes of Survivor: Redemption Island, Probst has been posting dozens of tweets throughout the evening as the episode airs on the East and West coasts. Some of his tweets offer deeper insight into different moments while others are just his personal thoughts about contestants or situations. What else can you see by following Probst on Twitter? Read on to find out!
First of all, if you’re on Twitter, you can follow him @JeffProbst. Taking a look at his tweets during last week’s episode of Survivor: Redemption Island, Probst began the night with this interesting post: “We are using very short main titles this season – too much story to waste time on this… they’ll never be :60 again.”
As the episode continued, he offered his thoughts on the so-called spa days that Natalie and Ashley were having: “in defense of spa days, there really is a lot of free time so hanging out in the sun isn’t as strange as it seems.”
Before the duel on Redemption Island between Matt and Krista, Probst asked his Twitter followers to send in their predictions. “Matt does it again. Matt is still alive in this game. He could still win the million.” After that post, just a few minutes later, Probst offered up a teaser about what was about to happen next. “Now pay attention to their goodbye – esp if you are faith based.”
Probst also answers questions fans ask during the episode: “A to Q yes we are in casting right now for S23 and S24.” Or in another instance: “A to Q – tickets to finale are very tough to get – in other words I can’t help!”
If you were curious what Probst is doing in his own living room while watching the show, he also tweets about that. “We r having choc chip cookies! You?”
Although this was something Probst started, CBS has now expressed their support for the live tweets. This is something that will likely continue for the rest of the season. As he signed off after tweeting about Tribal Council, Probst wrote: “Guys I really enjoyed sharing our “virtual living room” together. Hope you enjoyed it too. Spread the word. Let’s grow this thing”
Some other reporters have been heavily critical of Probst’s tweeting saying his comments are often uninteresting and boring as he simply points out the obvious. I disagree. I praise Probst for being so eager to stay in touch with fans. If you don’t like it, don’t follow the tweets. Simple solution. Keep up the good work Probst! Some of us do appreciate it!
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