#bcm325 contextual essay 🙂
YouTube is a website that allows people all over the world to watch and stream videos for educational and entertainment purposes, but has yet evolved tremendously since the birth of the website in 2005. As well as being a career, it also airs professional channels such as shows (YouTube Red), music (YouTube Music), memberships (YouTube Channel Membership), and even a channel for the younger generations (YouTube Kids). YouTube also now heavily relies on subscribers, likes and dislikes, comments and views. Most YouTubers have furthered their careers from YouTube to movies, shows, podcasts, music, and even hosting award shows and fashion events.
My digital artefact (DA) is my self-titled YouTube channel, Kiana Paige, which I started in semester one, 2018, as my very first DA. It’s simply a channel that allows me to upload fun videos that I film with my friends or just by myself. It doesn’t have a…
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Commenting is probably my least favourite thing about contribution. Like I have addressed in my previous blog post, I often feel anxious about leaving comments on other peoples posts, blogs, etc. I get an overwhelmed feeling, and a sense that whatever I may say, it will be read and disregarded. I am still struggling to incorporate researched feedback in regards to someone’s particular topic and/or digital artefact. I often comment and express my opinion towards it and a suggestion of something that I think could help improve it, but sometimes I can’t always get that out. I don’t know how to be constructively critical no matter how hard I try, I always end up being either too nice, or not informative.
BETA #1 – Digital Media Society (DMS)
Not going to lie, I didn’t quite catch on to the concept of this at first, but I began to slowly understand…
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I think I have Twitter Anxiety…
From the 1987 sci-fi Blade Runner to the 2012 drama Robot & Frank, twitter will forever carry our favourite class movies, alongside our tsunami of tweets and discussion threads. As hard as it is to keep up with the movie as well as live tweeting throughout the whole thing, it’s a good challenge for myself to post my own statuses as well as keeping up with other people’s statuses. I still found it difficult to keep up with intense scenes and live tweet at the same time without missing it, but I guess this is still a skill I have to master.
My engagements and interactions varied with some movies, as with some it was easier for me to understand or to pitch in, whereas other movies it was a bit more difficult, simply because I either didn’t understand what was going on or I didn’t know how to contribute…
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YouTuber influences such as Liza Koshy, Emma Chamberlain, David Dobrik and James Charles have became very successful within the YouTube community in the past few years. These influencers have inspired me to improve my content, editing techniques, and originality for the near future. I would also like to aim for advertisements and sponsorships when my channel grows to a larger audience, as well as branching out my media platform to podcasts as well, whether it be in the near or far future. This will not only benefit me, but will also provide further entertainment and originality (hopefully) to my future audiences.
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MY COMMENTS ON OTHER PEOPLES BLOGS #BCM325
Having only 3 blog posts to comment on isn’t so bad, but I just feel like I can’t do it as well as others. I just struggle providing good feedback, and feedback that would actually help someone. Let me show you.
Pitch One: The Cosplay Society Documentary – Louise Allison
I really enjoyed this pitch, because this is a proposal that not many people recognise, or if they do, they don’t think much of it. Cosplay is so underrated, and not a lot of people understand that it’s not just some dress-up game. This pitch presents the idea of, in the near or distant future, bringing positive attention towards cosplay, addressing to other people and societies what it’s really about, and how to get involved.
This such a brilliant way of getting people together to share a such a fun passion! Really cool that you take it outside of…
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BLOG POST ON LIVE TWEETING #BCM325
Not going to lie, I’ve never live tweeted before this class. Not quite like this. I find it a good and easy way to communicate your opinions and views on the movie, or whatever the subject is, as well as receiving live replies and reactions – aka FAST FEEDBACK! I believe it also brings a sense of fun into the situation, in this case watching movies, because it allows us to get creative with our tweets in the forms of memes, etc.
HOWEVER, this was also challenging for me. I find it hard to keep up with the movie, whilst doing a bit of research on it, making memes and tweeting about it all at once. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE’S SO MUCH GOING ON. In times like those I want to watch the movie so I don’t miss anything. I’m not live tweeting as something good happens, but if I do…
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My Digital Artefact is a continued D.A. from last year – a YouTube Channel. My YouTube Channel is self titled, Kiana Paige, and I upload content that I simply enjoy creating. Sometimes I have complications of finding the time to film, and the motivation to edit the video. Receiving feedback is obvious due to the amount of likes, dislikes, comments, subscribers and views I gain, which usually determines whether my content is liked or disliked by others and by how much. Since YouTube has advanced so much as a social media platform, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it evolve into a professional educational platform someday in the future, more than it already is.
~ Kiana Paige ~
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"Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data." Neuromancer (@GreatDismal) .