Ohio - Want to earn stuff by watching TV? A free app for that is set to debut Wednesday.
When you tap the screen, Viggle’s software for iPhones and iPads listens to what’s on, recognizes what you’re watching and gives you credit at roughly two points per minute. It even works for shows you’ve saved on a digital video recorder.
Rack up 7,500 points, and you’ll be rewarded with a $5 gift card from retailers such as Burger King, Starbucks, Apple’s iTunes, Best Buy and CVS, which you can redeem directly from your device
Awesome. Totally what we need. Create an incentive plan for lazy fatasses to increase their capacities for sloth. Thank you Steve Jobs for enabling this abomination. Ironic given your name. What's the slippery sloped bleak future that results from this? Taco Bell gonna offer rewards points based on me checking in from the bathroom with my ten pound fiesta chalupa scented dump? Couch manufacturers offering discounts for logging hours on the current couch good for use on your lazy train special? Porn channels letting you log viewing hours to acquire points in a "spank bank" that lets you save up to meet your favorite "stars"? Never mind. Scratch my complaints. That's a great idea. Points for dumps, sleep, and flagellation. Life really can't get much better. Progress is an unstoppable freight train.