And the winner is ... social media, for better and for worse

February 20, 2015 3:58 PM

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In the old days - say, five or six years ago - an Oscar party used to mean gathering with some friends around a TV and watching the show together with a bowl of chips and a few bottles of wine.

This Sunday, though, when millions around the world tune in to the 87th Academy Awards, many will be having a new and very different type of Oscar party: alone with a laptop or a mobile phone, trading snarky comments over Twitter or Facebook with others who are doing the same thing.

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