While seat-kicking and talking in a theater will likely incite the ire of fellow seatmates, using your smartphone may soon lose its taboo status. The Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, R.I. has designated a section of its theater for “tweet seats” since last spring. Located in the back two rows to avoid distracting patrons, the seats are free for those who promise to live-tweet a performance, marketing-project coordinator Caitlyn DiPompo told Mashable. “We do place participants under strict guidelines and ask them to remain discreet while they are tweeting,” she said via email. One theatergoer, Sarah Bertness, live-tweeted a Dec. 4 showing of Memphis. Tweeting with the hashtag #MemphisPPAC, Bertness commented on the set design, costumes and music, among other topics.
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