Twitter Engagement Reflection

Blog Post 1: Twitter Engagement Reflection

UOW Communications Blog

Over the past 6 weeks, my BCM325 ‘Future Cultures’ class has been engaging in live-tweeting sessions to screenings of science fiction films. This activity was my very first experience with Twitter, and admittedly, I found it quite challenging.

Through observing the tweeting trends on the #BCM324 hashtag, it seems as though there are two main approaches to successful live tweeting. The first and most common approach is aimed at engaging others through humour; this is done by drawing attention to scenes or aspects of the movie that are comical, controversial, peculiar or relatable. While I found this approach the least time-consuming, it’s not in my character to be overly quick-witted, so generally my ‘funny’ comments weren’t actually funny at all, and received few engagements. Using this approach, my most successful tweets were in relation to Maltesers and laziness. There were only one or two other ‘humorous’ tweets that received…

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