Web Wednesday: April 10, 2013

Viewers have responded with comments and views to stories on our webchannel about how they keep in touch, controversial bounty hunters, attempts to revive a TV show online, movies coming out this month, and four-legged plush dolls.

Earlier this week, on our webchannel, we asked the poll question, what is your most common way of communicating with friends and family? Over 250 people voted in our poll, with an overwhelming majority of 63% choosing cell phone as their main means of keeping in touch, followed by a land-line telephone at 23%. On our Facebook page, viewers added in with their comments. Leah Stevens said, “FaceTime! I can see them as well as talk to them. That means a lot if you live far away!” And, Michael Hopper added, “Morse Code... Because Zombies are uneducated... BEST ANSWER EVER!!! BOO YA!!!”

Last week, News 4 reported on a national story out of California involving the ‘Lipstick Bounty Hunters.’ They are facing a lawsuit for an incident that CBS affiliate KFMB involved blinding a man in one eye and other injuries. The story was, at one time, the most popular on our webchannel. Many viewers and readers commented on this story such as gungi, who relayed their opinion of the matter: “this is just sad, look what reality tv has done... you got people who have no right being bounty hunters doing this absurd stuff.” And, another user by the name of Boetheus added, “Permitting private bounty hunting is a dangerous throwback to the 19th century.”

Recently, News 4 reported on an effort by Star Trek fans to revive the last Star Trek series to air, Enterprise. It ran four seasons before being cancelled in 2005. Those seasons are currently available for streaming on Netflix, but a petition is underway to have a fifth season of new episodes on the streaming video service. That petition, which had over 3,100 supporters as of last Friday, now has over four thousand. The main Facebook page of the “Star Trek Enterprise Season 5 – Netflix campaign” linked to our article, making it, at one point, the most popular article on the site.

Another entertainment story that became popular on our webchannel was the summary of movies that hit theatres last Friday and over the weekend. Those included the horror film “Evil Dead,” which opened at number one in the country, as well as “Jurassic Park 3D,” a re-release of the original film, which debuted at number four.

Finally, our “Entertainment Bites” entry on the Build-a-Bear’s Workshop new My Little Pony plush dolls has some new information. Recently, the company, which has already released “Friendship is Magic” plushies based on Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, released an online survey. That survey asks fans and plush collectors which characters from the hit animated series they would consider purchasing the most. These include other main characters such as Fluttershy and Rarity, popular supporting characters such as Princess Luna and “The Great and Powerful” Trixie and even male characters such as Shining Armor.

The views of commenters, readers, and viewers do not necessarily reflect the views of WTVY News 4. Links to all of the stories mentioned in this segment can be found below.

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