This post will provide a critical self-reflection of my live tweeting ability during the movie screenings in BCM325 – Future Cultures, and the levels of engagement I achieved in my tweets. Despite being new to live tweeting while watching a movie, I felt that I missed key aspects of dialog or story as I was trying to make a meme or ask a thoughtful question to ask my peers but throughout this time I slowly improved.
Most of the engagement on my original tweets came from discussion about the film and its ideas about the future. I believe these tweets do well because a key component of the BCM325 sessions is to continuously unpack future cultures tropes and ask meaningful questions about the future that these films provide.
Other tweets that were based on funny comments or memes gathered better engagement this time around as I put more effort into my memes, comments and were based on film that were funny and relatable to my peers.
During the sessions I also live tweeted additional interesting sources about the films. Which received mixed levels of engagement, due to my peers were unlikely to read an article while also attempting to live tweet about the film as the same time. Posting additional sources is something I need to work on and do more often.
Finally, I found engage with other people tweets very interesting as we posed questions to one other about the movies we watched which lead to my own further research into what was being questioned furthering my knowledge of the topic that were being discussed about the film. I also engage in the tweets of other viewers through replies, retweets and likes. This something that I got a-lot better at during this assignments and found that i enjoyed the most.
The first digital artefact what I will be looking at is James’s artefact on weather technology is detracting us from the beauty of sports.
James clearly displays his personal interest in sports in the blog and in the pitch. Which I relate to on a personal level as I enjoy watching sports also ands have never thought if technology is affecting our ability to watch and make the right decisions during the game.
I advised a website that talks about the future of the NRL to inspire a podcast or blog topic to discuss the introduction of forward pass technology as I would be interested his opinion on the matter
The second digital artefact that I will be looking at is Emma’s project on creating a future business plan for the UOW Visual Arts Society.
Emma clearly displays her concept clearly both in the blog and in the beta. Beginning her beta with changing the direction of her digital artefact to design a long term business plan for the UOW Visual Arts Society. In terms of utility, her digital artefact is relevant to anyone this is running a club within a university.
I advised a link to a YouTube video of one of Gary V’s creating a successful digital social media presence as well as creating a successful online business.
The last digital artefact I looked at was Amy’s blog on the future of her design company, ‘Beyond Branding’, and were studying BCM325 will take her in the future of her company.
I commended Amy on her company that she had been working on for quite some time, and her ability to set clear goals and expand her business. I also suggested a influencer Gary V who’s content is based around increasing personal socials media following, with the emphasise of the importance of research into new platforms and techniques to better her Business.
In this blog post, I will be looking towards the future of Aquilah Productions in terms of attracting more clients and building a personal brand.
From the movies that we have been live-tweeting this semester, I have a common theme of the specific colour and general aesthetic that are chosen to convey the future to their audience. I plan to bring this to my platform as it seems to have a substantial niche on Instagram and would an interesting topic to explore in the future of my digital artefact.
I plan to revamp my posting schedule to future proof my digital online presence, therefore, securing the future for my employment post my university career.
- Increased stories and posts with myself in them to create a personalised brand.
- Hone my creative and craft
- Increased content that is posted to my accounts
- To start a Tic Tok
Gary V is one of the greats In creating a successful digital social media presence as well as creating a successful online business and has greatly influenced me over this assignment in creating a business plan for the future of Aquilah productions.
The main piece of advice that I take away from Gary is to sell a personality before a product or service. With this in mind, I plan for the rest of the semester to introduce myself to my audience to build a community and appeal to future clients.