During yesterday evening's festivities, politicos far and wide took to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to commentate the President's speech.
The official site of the White House, whitehouse.gov, was updated with charts and graphs as the president spoke about them. The staff of the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, were blogging and fact-checking during the president's address.
And it's not just the super-serious State of the Union that's getting this in-depth treatment. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hyping "the most interactive Ocsar Night in history."
Oscar.com will allow it's viewers to direct their own awards night, watching the Oscars progress from any camera they see fit (including the dressing room!). But if you'd rather have uncensored access, there will certainly be plenty of tweets on twitter that will simulcast the show with commentary.
So our question is: Do you like to follow threads and streams on the web while you watch much-hyped TV events? Or do you feel like spending the night staring at two screens is information and sensory overload?