I received quite a lot of feedback on round one of my tweets. One of the main parts of the feedback that I implemented throughout the second half of the semester included augmenting my audiences knowledge. Throughout the second half of this experience, I have found myself tweeting more news and articles that relate to the films that we were watching in hopes of doing this.
Looking back on this semester of live-tweeting films, I wish I had utilised pre-written tweets. Pre-writing my tweets could have helped me find better information to convey about the films as well as developing any ideas that I may have about the film. Tweetdeck is another way I should have tweeted as well. This is because I lost time switching between twitter screens which could have been easily viewed in one place with Tweetdeck.
Based on feedback received, I attempted to find academic resources to support the film we are watching. The hard part of this is that I struggled to find those. I searched in google scholar and the UOW Library Catalogue but couldn’t find anything relevant that would be super engaging for the audience. The below tweet is one from our final week.
I tried to avoid tweeting memes and ‘pointless tweets’ but sometimes it was hard. I was really hoping to love The Matrix as it’s such an iconic film that everyone talks about. However, I couldn’t get into it whilst tweeting and it ended it tweets like this:
Going through my tweets from weeks 8-12, I have not seen any stating how lost I am in the film which is a huge improvement from the first half of the semester. This was something that I was tweeting a lot in the first round, but with practice I believe that I’ve improved in following and live-tweeting the film.
One thing I struggled with was getting interaction on tweets that weren’t memes. Although I don’t get a lot of interaction, I would consider for my audience, 5+ likes to be good engagement.
This below tweet gained some replies, which I thought was great. It addresses issues in the film and engages the audience to discuss how we would feel about it in really life.
This was a goal of mine for the second half of the semester. I had been replying to more tweets and trying to create of follow on in conversations to discuss the themes of the films in our reality. Although this can be difficult, I feel like I was able to successfully take part in at least one conversation per week.
Overall, I think in the second half of the semester, I was able to grow a lot and take on the feedback to begin to be better at live-tweeting. With my additional sources, conversations and figuring out how to keep up with a film when you aren’t purely focussed on the film alone, I was able to improve my skills even though I still have some way to go to get better at this.
*all screenshots are linked to the original tweet