Social TV site Tunerfish just pushed a redesign that is set to put more of a focus on helping users find trending shows and videos. In a blog post, Tunerfish general manager John McCrea explained the new design, which includes changes to show pages and trending view on the site, as well as a change in the way comments are handled.
The Comcast-owned social TV site now features revamped show pages, making it easier for users to find other users that aren’t already in their network. The new show pages not only have conversations from users that have chosen to comment, but a listing of those who are checked in or follow a certain show. Show pages now also have threaded, accordion-style comments for conversations that have more replies, and the ability to delete comments that you’ve made.
Tunerfish also updated the way trending shows work with larger, higher-impact thumbnails on the front page, making it easier to see what’s popular on the site at any given moment. And finally, Tunerfish allows users to update their profile pictures, so they’re not stuck using the same picture from whatever social network they joined from.
Tunerfish uses Foursquare-like game mechanics as a way to get users to “check in” to their favorite TV shows. By sharing what they’re watching, either through the Tunerfish site or through an iPhone app, users get badges and other awards for checkins. The site officially launched a few weeks ago with a partnership to help promote HBO’s popular vampire series True Blood.
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