Microsoft has recently had a patent approved in an area that allows communities to be built around TV content. The idea is to be able to click on a link in a program and go to a chatroom.
The same idea can obviously work with voice as well. This is a great application for voice communities. Even better – video communities where you send a video clip of what you think about the show, etc.
Perhaps the patent is more complicated than this article lets on but it seems very trivial and I can’t imagine anyone getting a patent for something that seems so obvious. Then again I am not a patent attorney.
As I see this concept as integral part of all future TV watching this patent is a nice feather in Microsoft’s cap.