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My tweeting adventures

Live tweeting and BCM 325. For Future cultures we are watching different movies together as screenings throughout the session. While we do this we tweet together on the #bcm325 hashtag on twitter I engage with this account.

This blog will be a look back at my contributions and an analysis of what worked what didn’t and how I can ups my game in the future. Due to Time zone differences I have been watching the BCM325 screenings at a different time to the rest of the class which will change in the future but is a core part of my current live tweeting adventure.

The most class tweet interaction I got was for West World where I had time to watch the screening before the class screen and guessed where to schedule my tweets during the tutorial. 

this seems to indicate that timing is much more of a factor and while random bots and people interacted with some of my tweets outside of the BCM 325 class:

I think this interaction is mostly just showing me that it is more important for me to be timely with my tweeting than necessarily the content they contain.

this is evident from probably my two best discussions with multiple tweets coming from West World:

for this response I was probably within 1.5 hours of the screening ending to respond and again be responded to. This only backs up my previous thoughts

Here was a similar story, a tweet I had scheduled had been guess correctly to match when people were seeing and discussing this idea during the screening.

as you can see though this didn’t always start a discussion and often ended like this:

I would comment but by the time people come across it the opportunity was missed and people just drop a like sometimes or nothing but the discussion is over.

This seemingly may not appear to help me going forward. However, this indicates that even when I have planned tweets scheduling them is not a great idea (if I can be there for the screening) so that you can time it to the exact right moment of the film. This I think will be crucial for me going forward into the second half of the screenings where I have seen the majority of them before. This will allow greater pre planning which is currently done in notes on my iPad before, during and after my own screening time:

Whilst there wasn’t always high engagement with my tweets a few of them got quality engagement in the for of a tutor retweet and so far I have used this to help inform future weeks tweeting. This is due to the fact it is the most consistent feedback mechanism I have had up to this point.

Most of the tweets under this banner have been informative with deeper analysis or informative with a bit of humour (well at least I think so).

I have also been retweeting points that I resonate with or have reshaped how I view the movie and liking those I find funny or informative but not quite as significant. However I don’t think there is much to be learned from this as it is hard to contribute to engagement of certain tweets when everyone else is offline. I endeavour to work on this as I head into screening with my tutorial group from next week. I plan to post more question based tweets aimed at creating discussion then I have been recently to make the most of this opportunity going forward but also learning from my own reflection here and other students tweeting reflections.

My Blog: http://jaz.zguy.com/?p=485

Checking out other futures

(BCM325 peer comments)

Comment 1:

I first looked at Candace’s pitch which is on her blog Here.

Candace is planning the running of social media accounts for Pottery Box across Tik Tok, Facebook and instagram.

Main comment points:

  • Good links to research into the future growth of Tik Tok
  • Delivery was jarring and didn’t seem particularly interested in the project personal due to the use of a synthesised voice over
  • Pitch video exceeded the Time constraints
  • No real indication of a timeframe of future thinking 
  • I suggest looking into the lecture content for week 3 on trajectories and planning to further integrate BCM325 content into this DA

My learning:

  • good graphical representation of plans and it is probably something I could implement to help improve the clarity of my presentations
  • I don’t have the greatest in depth understanding of planning in terms of short term for BCM325 as my DA is focused further out so I couldn’t give the greatest subject specific content responses
  • Like my own pitch the ending is abrupt and is even longer than the allowed time which means I think its a common thread we both need to improve of timing and ending well

Comment 2:

Next we go to Chelsea who’s pitch is Here.

Chelsea is creating a 5 year plan for Chae an online content creation business. with a main focus of podcast development over that time and continuing with other content.

Main comment points:

  • a good integration of an existing project into a future thinking
  • are you are trying to tackle 2 projects, 1 creating a plan for Chae and 2 forecasting/talking about the future of Chae through your podcast 
  • Good academic and relevant research into podcasts popularity, podcast function and business growth
  • good use of hyperlinks throughout your contextual statement

My Learning:

  • I think this DA idea is similar to mine at first two different ideas where one is more thought out then the other but it has not yet been decided on which DA to stick with but I am glad I chose one and talked this through with Angus (My BCM325 tutor)
  • My academic research is showing to be more and more lacking as I read more of these pitches
  • I could more effective showcase some of my research with hyperlinks in my contextual statement and a bibliography

Comment 3:

Last we are looking at Jack’s pitch which you can find Here.

Jack is looking at the future of music and its accessibility both production and consumption and showcasing this through YouTube video essays.

Main comment points:

  • well structure flow with clear progression through pitch video
  • not really much researching backing links to BCM325 but it does address the future in a general way
  • can easily add academic research looking at past patterns to help identify future music trends and industry articles like this
  • good to hear it has utility for you and those you are producing it for these are the best projects for uni from my experience

My learning:

  • after viewing this pitch I realise my comments on the previous two pitches were lacking comment about audience as neither pitch addressed audience well and that is something I forgot was needed after doing my own pitch
  • Pitch is very reminiscent of my in person pitches for previous BCM subjects and I think their might have been a bit too much focus on aesthetic of the video over subject research which is something I think I also can do a-lot
  • This pitch showed me a lot of the things I am also doing poorly and how easy they are spotted in someone else’s work and how I need to try and be more self aware of these things going. forward.

also on my blog: http://jaz.zguy.com/?p=470

Factories of the future

Methodology:

I intend on creating 4 video essays posted to YouTube on my previously used channel. Each video will address a different element/peice of the production processes from factory games eg: convey belts, assemblers, rockets. This will allow me to talk/start discussion on these ideas and use this content to hopeful create engagement in factory game communities on reddit.

Timeline:

I plan to make a total of 4 of these videos during the semester with 2 being release before the beta approximately 2 weeks apart and 2 after hopefully receiving feedback from audience and BCM peers before the DA is due. 

My Blog: http://jaz.zguy.com/?p=462

The Pitch – BCM235

“Business owners must try to adapt strategic choices to match the current internal organisational situation and external market conditions.”

McDowell, Harris and Geho, 2016, p. 1907

Aquilah Productions has become a major part of Bachelor and Communications degree. Whether it be part of a assessment or not, I have been developing it since i was in hight school for a way for me to express my creativity and my professional portfolio.

‘Brands’ notoriously have difficulty retaining interest over time (Preece et al. 2018, p. 331). And, this is especially true for niche accounts like mine and is integral that i must continue to adapt to the continuous paradigm shifts in modern media in order to stay relevant in the current media climate.

Check out Aquilah Productions

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY3m5aHKCCF26DkOR1bKocw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aquilahproductions/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AquilahProductions/

Website: https://msha.ke/aquilahproductions/

BCM325 Pitch(Food Tour)

Concept

Hi everyone, I’d like to start a new food program with my parter Sheng. It is about shop exploration which is popular in China.

Background

Shop exploration is actually applicable to many areas of life, such as restaurant, local lifestyle, travel, shopping, entertainment and others. There are various fields can be combined with short video of exploration type.

Reference:

https://uow.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61UOW_INST/otb3u8/cdi_crossref_primary_10_1177_1460458220901360

https://uow.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61UOW_INST/otb3u8/cdi_crossref_primary_10_1017_S0047404518001355

https://uow.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61UOW_INST/otb3u8/cdi_pubmedcentral_primary_oai_pubmedcentral_nih_gov_7263901

https://uow.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61UOW_INST/otb3u8/cdi_crossref_primary_10_1080_15568318_2014_897404

Timeline

Methodology

We intend to create 3-4 video essays posted on YouTube, Weibo and Tiktok. Our topic is about shop exploration which is actually applicable to many areas of life, such as restaurant, local lifestyle, travel, shopping, entertainment and others. There are various fields that can be combined with a short video of exploration type. We both like enjoying tasting delicious food, thus it is a suitable and enjoyable topic for us.

FIST concept:

Fast – We will upload our video essay on YouTube, Weibo and Tiktok. Our videos are no more than 5 minutes. Thus it is convenient for people to use a mobile phone or laptop to watch.
Inexpensive – Our videos are totally free.
Simple and Tiny – Each video essay has its own topic. The lighthearted theme and delicious-looking pictures won’t burden the audience.

Are you sure you want to buy that?

Daily Dash of Danielle

My BCM325 Pitch

This Digital Artefact will be an indirect continuation of a previous project I completed in BCM212 for my #MYCURIOSITY study. This project will look at similar components to my previous study e.g., what is the fast fashion industry and what are the relevant environmental impacts? However, in order to stay relevant to the BCM325 subject, I will be predominately focusing on how these impacts are going to affect the future.

I will create a series of 3 short video essays that will be uploaded to YouTube, this ensures I’m following the F.I.S.T methodology. Everything I will be creating will be fast and inexpensive, as I’m using a platform that allows me to upload freely and with relative ease. Furthermore, the main concept I’ve planned for each video is to answer one question per video, which ensures I am following all the key principals of F.I.S.T (Fast, Inexpensive…

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BCM 325 – Future Cultures: Digital Artefact Beta

The Space Between The Sky

It’s been a few weeks since I first pitched my Digital Artefact idea for BCM325 Future Cultures. As I have been working on it and have received feedback, the project has changed a little. Previously, Josh Sorensen and I planned to write and produce a podcast set about 30 – 40 years in the future about two isolated individuals, who having missed the apocalypse, find each over radio and try to discover what happened. The difficulties of producing this podcast with the lockdown and remote learning have proven to be substantial. Combined with a suggestion from some feedback that I blog about the writing process, both Josh and I have shifted our focus primarily to writing.

My plan for this project now is to focus on writing:

  • working towards completing the scripts and have some posted online,
  • Producing a few short blogs on the writing process, and
  • Working on some…

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For the Record, Live tweeting about the future

The purpose of this critical self-reflection post of my live-tweeting during the screenings in BCM325 Future Cultures is to self-grade my engagement of the subject and put on record for all to see what in my view feel I lack or could do better as I continue my studies in future cultures.

I’d like to start this self-grading backwards looking at my final tweet to date about our latest screening of Minority Report.

While this tweet got a fair few like from other students and had some substance. Looking back at it I realise I only said it a quick retort and should have looked at actual evidence or theory on the issue. This would have helped expand my initial idea and could have produced a bit better debate, then what I’m assuming were mostly likes in agreeance of a mutual dislike of the NRA.

That being said when I did do the research and linked in material, I sometimes found it fell on deaf ears granted my tweeter following isn’t grand and those looking at the tags BCM325 and Minority Report on tweeter between 8:30am and 11:30am are not numerous but it was disheartened to see hard work not pay off (tweet below). Maybe one thing I could do is start increasing the number of tags on tweets, this may slow down the number of ideas I tweet during a screening but could lead to better interaction with other students during the screening and further audiences.

I have however found a little success with regurgitating other critical analyses as I understand them that I have found online and agreed with. Maybe because the tweets act like they come from an authoritarian stance that others prefer to retweet or like them because they sound more like statements than my views as a tweet. Finding similarities to previous screenings has also been received well.

Before I speak on the biggest engagements I had and the successes that I didn’t see or capitalise on. There were a few tweets that while they had engagement, I do feel I wish I had articulated them better. A few times throughout the screenings I found meme posting to be quicker and an easier stop to post my viewpoint especial with GIFs. While some offered insight often they were just triggers. Like the tweet below about the tourists in Westworld while it got the likes and retweets it offered little information about what I wanted to say about consumers of Westworld.

I was looking to answer questions posed by other students during the screenings and when I saw ones, I could answer I did. However, I did find that when doing so they often just led to a like then a discussion, maybe due to the topic being moved on from in the movie and everyone trying to stay current maybe follow up comments after the screening are not a bad idea but I generally don’t think a lot of students would be enthusiastic in engaging in such debates outside of the screening.

In the screening of 2001 a space odyssey, because of my BIT studies, I was aware of the Turing test and was able to ask about whether Hal would pass the test early in the screening. I do regret not entering into the comments on the tweet other than liking as I did have more to say but didn’t speak up.

A tweet I had at the start of Bladerunner sparked a bit more of a debate that I was heavily active in. The reason for this is because my major is Japanese and I’ve always been fascinated by the use of Asian culture in media. Globalisation and soft power are two topics I love to discuss and I was not only surprised when others showed interest in language, but also their different views on the subject’s representation in Sci-fi.

Finally, one of my tweets during 2001 a space odyssey reached outside the scope of BCM325 and someone in Cape Town, South Africa who must have seen the topic trending and wanted to input his interpretation on the film. I don’t know if I should be proud of this or not it feels like luck of the draw to me but I do feel I should engage with these responses more than just liking from now on. The future films we are screening look interesting and other than Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix I haven’t seen so I’m hoping to have more engagement of the live-tweeting process.

‘The Movie’

As I begin my third and final year of Uni, I am only now, for the first time, being introduced to this world of live tweeting. Up until this point, I had only the smallest exposure to this world as I would scroll through various hashtags on Twitter. To be honest, the idea of it terrified me and my instant thought was “I need to prepare”.

Luckily for me, drafting your tweets is a common hack used by first-time live tweeters, so I decided I would use this to my advantage. Feeling a little more confident I was beginning to wonder “how hard can this be?”.

I can officially say, live tweeting proved to be harder than I imagined. It’s quite a challenge to watch a movie, research the movie, tweet about that research, engage in peers’ comments AND actually understand the movie and its storyline simultaneously.

 

WEEK 1- METROPOLIS

I went into week 1 prepared. My tweets had been carefully drafted prior to the class, addressing a variety of prompts in the subject blog. The majority of my tweets were pretty general, addressing facts about the production costs, director, ratings and the film’s influence on pop culture, alongside various articles I came across in my research and wanted to share.

I remained active throughout the screening, interacting with other students posts; liking, retweeting and commenting. I found creating discussions to be less daunting than I imagined, and was fairly comfortable creating responses based on my own findings, however, I could have put more effort into my engagement with other students rather than on my own tweets.

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WEEK 2 – 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Similarly to week 1, I spent time prior to class researching the film as I found it would give me a basic understanding to help me follow along whilst live tweeting.

I decided to share something I learned in more of a humorous way to see whether it would receive higher engagement. The tweet did in fact spark conversation and led to a discussion where I was able to combine both my understanding of research and own personal opinion to form responses, as seen in the tweet below.

This insight told me that students are likely to engage with light-hearted, humorous content yet still dive into meaningful conversation and discussion on the screening.

WEEK 3 – WESTWORLD

Week 3 was our first week going online and attempting live tweeting from home. It was safe to say that the comfort of screening a movie from your own home in your own chair with some good snacks allows you to focus more of your attention on the film rather than on your discomfort.

I felt that although I have been engaging with my classmates, I needed to go that step further and put more focus into my engagement with their tweets rather than constructing my own. I am aware that both are important; however, I feel the engagement side of things is more valuable as we can raise questions with one another and share our own perceptions and observations on the film.

I also found from previous weeks that students were reacting positively to the sources I was sharing and found value in retweeting them.

WEEK 4 – BLADE RUNNER

This week I was receiving quite a high level of engagement from my peers. They responded particularly well to a fan fact I came across in my research and decided to share with them. One thing I did find, however, was that the sources I shared weren’t receiving engagement this week. This could have been due to a variety of reasons: the timing of the post, it getting lost in the feed or the content itself not resonating with my classmates.

I began to hypothesise this week that the reason my fact performed particularly well was because of the gif I included. I began to wonder whether the size of the tweet would determine the amount of engagement it would receive as it would take up more space on my classmates screens.

WEEK 5 – MINORITY REPORT

This week’s screening ended up being one of my top 2 favourite films from our class screenings to date, alongside Blade Runner. It seemed like everyone was so attached to the storyline and crazy plot twists that there seemed to be a general lull in tweets from my classmates. I was often finding myself going through periods of time, sitting with my jaw dropped and completely forgetting to tweet.

This led to my tweets not being my most thorough, however I still ensured I spent some time responding to and engaging with my classmates tweets.

 

Looking back on my tweets over the past 5 weeks, I think I’ve done a great job entering this world of live tweeting. I believe I made visible progress throughout the weeks in terms of making the effort to involve myself and engage in other students’ work.

I could have improved by perhaps engaging on a deeper level with the lecture materials and readings and sharing my insights from these sources, which is something I aim to work on in the next lot of live tweets. I also aim to test out my theory about the size of the tweet and see if this will have any impact on the level of engagement I receive.

Overall, I have had a great live tweeting experience so far and am ready to take on the remaining screenings.

 

 

 

 

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