BCM 325: In-Class Tweets

Over the last few weeks I have used twitter for the first time, and I got to say it has been pretty enjoyable. Never been a fan of the site so I never really gave it the time of day (apart from the odd funny tweet that made its way to Facebook) but I have to say it has been pretty fun to use and provides a great way to discuss issues or themes, especially for BCM325.

My first week of using it was for the movie Blade Runner and I think I have some things to learn about how to tweet, in the sense that I feel I got to watch what I say on here. Take this tweet for example:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Aww yeah, time for some good old Blade Runner and not so chill existential crisis about life and my humanity in general <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcm325?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#bcm325</a&gt; <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/imlovinit?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#imlovinit</a></p>&mdash; Kahuna (@LachlanVivers) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LachlanVivers/status/1111064949143400448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 28, 2019</a></blockquote>

And I get a retweet from ,  a twitter spot for actual existential crisis and getting help, so I think I might need to tone my sass down a bit since I am not used to it being difficult to tell the difference between sarcasm and seriousness.

I found out that week that it is a pretty useful tool to shoot out ideas and share our opinions. Also memes, a lot of memes. Which is probably what made this post the more successful of the ones I made:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCM325?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#BCM325</a><br>Blade Runner: first replicants made, perfect robotic replicas, by 2016 to be incorporated into the workforce<br>Reality 2019: <a href=”https://t.co/gfAlLU4YSN”>pic.twitter.com/gfAlLU4YSN</a></p>&mdash; Kahuna (@LachlanVivers) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LachlanVivers/status/1111068072075358209?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 28, 2019</a></blockquote>

Which was easier than a tree pun that you’ll get before you leaf this post.

The Second week was for Ghost in the Shell, a movie that Ive watched a few times and always get some new fresh take, always fun to pop those philosophical questions like:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Is it really just memories that make us human, or are the cops less human than us since they have sacrificed parts of themselves in order to do their jobs better? <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcm325?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#bcm325</a></p>&mdash; Kahuna (@LachlanVivers) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LachlanVivers/status/1113609544263802880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 4, 2019</a></blockquote>

I also finally saw the whole baptism motif through water, shout out to Amanda for this tweet:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>There seems to be a fair few water references/motifs here…any thoughts? It is because water is a life source for humans? <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ghostinshell?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#ghostinshell</a&gt; <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCM325?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#BCM325</a></p>&mdash; Amanda Tait (@SixteenfourTait) <a href=”https://twitter.com/SixteenfourTait/status/1113615475299082240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 4, 2019</a></blockquote>

cause otherwise I don’t think I would have commented or noticed the theme.

Finally for Johnny Mnemonic , which to be honest I found hard to talk about, I had a couple of sarcastic remarks like:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>160 gigabytes max digital storage, cathode ray monitors, and they don't have the capacity to make ice in the freezer. The far flung year of 2021 is a dream. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcm325?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#bcm325</a></p>&mdash; Kahuna (@LachlanVivers) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LachlanVivers/status/1116154234167119872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 11, 2019</a></blockquote>

But really didn’t have much to say about it, apart from this one at the end:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>so is the message one about the dangers of overindulging into tech, or is it about fighting back against a system that has obtained total control over everything, or is it a bad film with a cheesy plot like Trolls 2. Either way that was quite the watch. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcm325?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#bcm325</a&gt; <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/johnnymnemonic?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#johnnymnemonic</a></p>&mdash; Kahuna (@LachlanVivers) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LachlanVivers/status/1116174417137029123?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 11, 2019</a></blockquote>

So far getting a handle on twitter has been interesting, and I feel that I have a lot to learn, especially in working out how to really express what I want to say. I think I also need to get a little more involved but I think that will just come with practice. Maybe I should comment more often, I do feel that I don’t do  it enough or maybe hit the like button more often. Hopefully for the next part of this project I’ll get a little more involved in it and figure out how to get the right level of sarcasm in my tweets and maybe more serious ones in the future.

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