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Sports Officiating Future- BCM 325 DA Beta

The progress of my website has been poor and slow. The main change I have made is to the structuring of each blog post, where instead of focusing on multiple sports on the one post, just one sport per topic. I hope that many more posts can be added and that the targeted audience can react and suggest improvements as I post each blog entry.

Each post will focus on one topic and one sport so that blog posts can be updated in a timely manner and reach the target audience and gain invaluable feedback to improve the digital artifact.

Twitter engagement: More resources and more pre-planning

Live-tweeting while watching the weekly screening is a new experience for me. I had never done it before, so it was a really interesting experience for the first five weeks. Creating original tweets and liking, engaging, and retweeting with others was at hard first, but I have learnt a lot about my tweets.

Very few of my tweets had outside resources and links to information around the film and its themes and relations to the future, which has been engaged well by people and add some background information to the film. While these tweets show a focus on how influential these films are on pop culture and the representation of the future, there are only a few of these tweets that I have curated. For the future, I shall read up on background information before the screening each week to create more interesting and engaging content to show adequate research.

My original tweets had some engagement with the lecture materials and the topics covered each week. These tweets show how I analyze the film under the guise of the topic per week, as well as other topics too. These tweets get lots of engagement from the audience, with relatively high levels of likes and retweets and some comments too. Unfortunately, I was unable to get tweets like this on a consistent basis, which was insightful to the film and the topics covered in the lecture. Doing so in the future, using resources from the lecture materials will help improve my tweeting.

The biggest issue has been the number of original tweets each week has been the major issue, as I have been unable to keep a consistent number each week. The only way to increase the number is by background research and utilising more sources for tweets.

The interactions with others have been a focus on mine. Retweeting posts that engage with the lecture materials and show background research of the reading to learn more about the film and its influence on science fiction. Constantly engaging with these types of tweets and resources can help add to the overall knowledge about this topic and subject as we go on in this semester. I have done a good job engaging with such tweets, but have been unable to keep the number up in a consistent manner each week. That is something I hope to fix in the next weeks as we do more screenings.

The biggest issue for me has been struggling to come up with 10 consistently good original tweets and 20 interactions every single week for each screening. Although this is something new for me, the fact is I have not been keeping up with the number of tweets required for each screening. In order to alleviate that for the future, reading up on the screeing before we watch it every week to come up with ideas for what to write about and include more sources to show research and background knowledge. Engaging more with the lecture materials and the topics for the week will allow for more audience engagement with the tweet. Continuing to like, comment and retweet tweets that have sources and show research will help expand my knowledge of the subject.

Blog comments self-reflection: The Good, The Bad and what to improve

The comments I have written on other people’s digital artifacts pitches have been decent, though there is plenty of room for improvement. While I have been okay with linking to resources and commenting their idea, I do need to address the lecture materials more and focus on the lessons learnt in them and apply them to each person’s individual digital artifact.

The first digital artifact I commented on was Tobias’s digital artifact, a podcast called ‘The Future of all Things’. The digital artifact would be a weekly podcast with a discussion between the host and guests, talking about the future, topics like the environment, cryptocurrency, and the economy. The podcast will be from the perspective of the younger generation. My comment brought up two sources, one related to the future of AI development and the other one on the theory about multiverses. Both suggestions were designed as potential topics to discuss on the podcast and were related to the screening we watched in BCM 325. I also praised how his notes will be shown on the podcast as a way to give a glimpse into the process of making a product. I believe that I did a good job, but I could have commented more on the planning stages, more links and resources to the lecture materials, and focus more on the theories and ideas they focus on.

The second comment was on Kara’s ‘The Pitch‘. Her digital artifact is on the future of sustainable fashion and how online retailers change for more ethical options. My comment focused on how detailed her schedule was and how well it was planned, allowing time for her to take on board the feedback and implement it into her product. I only gave one resource, talking about alternative materials for clothing, but none others. In the future, I should provide more resources with more utility for the user. I also brought up the issue with sweat shops, but I was unable to provide a link, which I should have done and need to do in the future. I also brought up the advantages of using Youtube as a platform to place her content and how it will reach her target audience. I was unable to link to any concepts or resources in the lectures, which is something I need to improve upon.

The third comment was on Elissa’s ‘BCM 325 Digital Artifact Pitch’. Her digital artifact is focused on the future of sports media, in particular the Olympics, and how it will this year and in the next 20 years. In my comment, I talked about how the comparisons between the past Olympics to view how it could possibly change in the future is a good idea. Unfortunately, I didn’t connect it to the lessons learned in the lectures and the reading, in the future I should reconnect these ideas to the lecture. I connected two resources for a women’s sports-only fox channel in the conversation around the attention paid to women’s sports and the future of sports broadcasting and how it has changed throughout the years. I also commented on how detailed and efficient her planning was, allowing for time to implement changes based on the feedback and the utility for sports fans like myself and even casual fans that watch the Olympics. Once again, I could not connect the lecture materials and lesson learned to her digital artifact or my resources.

Though I believe I have done a good job with the comments, in terms of resources shared and their planning structure. What I need to do is take the lessons learned in the lecture and the materials to be included in the comments. Also discussing the utility of their project and the platform they use to share their product to the masses.

The future of officiating in sport

Creating a blog post on this blog every fortnight allows for me to take on board constructive criticism and praise to improve each post as they go along.

This Digital Artefact is designed for sports fans, investors, and inventors interested in technology, sportspeople potentially interested in sports officiating and sports referees themselves.

Creating the blog post will involve background research into how each sport has adapted to better technology, new and advanced technologies and how administrators plan to use it in the next ten years.