Live Tweeting – BCM 325

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, 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 I slowly improved through put the weeks.

Most of the engagement on my original tweets and comments on other’s came from discussion about the film and it’s 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 from these films.

Other tweets that were based on funny comments or memes gathered little to no engagement. They were based on funny and relatable moments to my peers. I believe these tweets didn’t do as well due to them having to be rushed while watching the film which didn’t allow for much thought due to the time constraint to move on to the next tweet.

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 in the next round of live tweeting sessions. I often get caught up in the film or Twitter and forget to search for extra information.

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 is something else I need to improve on as I often only see the tweets from the people I follow, or the most prominent tweets being shared by the people I follow. I tend to forget about clicking on the BCM325 hashtag and viewing all the most recent tweets as they come in.

To conclude I plan to watch the movie before the tutorial in order to prepare for the live tweeting exercise better, as well as making memes beforehand to hopefully increase the relevant and humour of them to hopefully encourage more interaction. I also plan on engaging with the lecture content and set readings to increase the integrity of my live tweets for the next block of movies.