Tweet Tweet Pt. 2

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.

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I found that although this is a good link to download a book, it’s not one that interests the audience. This is why I usually tweet links to web articles or ‘fun facts’. These can be seen below:Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 1.17.17 PM

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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*all screenshots are linked to the original tweet






Live-Tweeting Films

Tweeting is something I love doing, I have an audience on another twitter account and am a firm believer that you can form real connections through tweeting. However, Live-tweeting films has proven to be harder than I thought it would be.


The first film we watched, Metropolis, proved to be difficult. I struggled to keep up and this came across in my tweets. My most popular tweet only got 4 likes and two replies.

This tweet seemed to be of some success because it linked aspects of the film to modern day themes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a theme in a lot of the films we watch so linking it to a new music video that explores aspects of AI in todays world.


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Week two bought more interaction. People were more into the facts I was posting and it seemed to get a little easier to watch and tweet.

I retweeted and liked a lot of tweets, but still did not form any real conversations with anyone. I think this is a theme throughout my tweeting that I will have to work on in the coming films.

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Next up was Westworld. While I yet again had a couple of tweets that gained likes. I still did not partake in any conversations. I did however see some conversations that were amazing. Tweeters such as Josh, Alex, Callum and Brooke show me what I would like to start doing. I will be drawing inspiration from them in the next films.

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Next up was the original Blade Runner. This week saw me partaking in some responding, however, it was only memes, so I feel that it was not extremely beneficial. I yet again also found myself retweeting and liking a lot of tweets, this seems to at this stage overtaken the amount of tweeting I was doing.

We then moved on to Ghost In The Shell. This was the first week that my merchandise tweets gained any likes which was great. It was also another week that I found myself tweeting about how lost I was because we were watching a film in another language. I need to do less of this.

This week we watched Johnny Mnemonic. While I responded a little more, I didn’t have any true conversations about the films. I also found myself tweeting less as I was trying to watch the film and miss less of it.

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I think overall what I have learnt most about reading back over my tweets, is that it’s not so much about tweeting the motions of the movie, it’s more about exploring the themes. I tend to tweet more about funny moments than about themes that we can connect to the modern world. I also need to get involved in more interactions about these themes, building connections is important and at the moment I am not doing that the best I could. I know that I have a lot to improve on but I am excited for the next half of the semester to up my tweeting game.