Here at RaceTalk we’re huge fans of the ABC comedy Modern Family, so imagine my delight when discovering a social media platform (and iPhone app) called PHILO has created a way for users to check-in to their favorite TV shows.
According to Mashable, PHILO describes itself as “Twitter and Foursquare for TV fans.” Users check-in to their favorite, participating TV shows to declare their allegiance and to win badges and physical prizes.
Like this idea? PHILO isn’t the only player in the game. Competitors Get Glue and Miso also offer similar check-ins and all three platforms provide the ability to link your updates to Facebook and Twitter.
This comes as great news to people who may not use Foursquare or Gowalla because they feel checking in to hotels, restaurants, airports, etc compromises their physical safety. Checking in to a television show allows you to proudly display your fandom, without giving away your physical location.
Shows that have already hosted check-ins include: ABC’s Modern Family and Dancing with the Stars, as well as NBC’s Community and Chuck.
What are you waiting for? Plop on the couch and check-in!