Trending No. 1 | Part 2

Hello BCM325, I will be reflecting on my live-tweeting from week 7 to week 12,

My live-tweeting improved and my engagement with the lecture material was a lot more evident. This round of live-tweeting I received more likes and retweets opposed to my first round of live-tweeting. The notes I took were also extremely helpful. I wanted to include more humour and pop culture references. One example of this was in the Matrix live-tweeting session where I compared the character Morpheus to a popular comedian.

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During this same live-tweeting session my most-liked tweet came about. Conducting research before the live tweeting session on the Matrix I discovered an anime series that provide further context to The Matrix, thanks to this I was able to create gain a retweet and start a comment thread.

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I also contributed in class discussions on concepts The Matrix explored, in particular talking on biblical references with Mitch and symbolism with Aliah. Liking Aliah’s tweet and retweeting Mitch’s thread, naturally I commented on these tweets because I found them interesting and something, I could contribute towards to create a discussion.

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furthermore, on the class discussion, Emma and I create a brief dialog on the ideas during the Ghost in The Shell screening. Although it was kind of off topic, I found it interesting to speculate.
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During the first round of Live-tweeting I noted that I wanted to involve more lecture content in my live tweeting and my best example of this is my tweet on Cyborg technologies, analysing Robot and Frank.
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I found Aysha’s tweet on the costumes during Robot and Frank worthy of a retweet as it was similar to my tweet on the art style of Ghost in the shell. Both these tweets show extra research on the aesthetics of the films.

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In the first round of live tweets I also wanted to ask more questions on my tweets and I was able to do this during the Ghost in The Shell screening where I got attention from UOW students outside of the BCM325 class.


During the Ready Player One screening I also gained attention from twitter users outside of BCM325 by using gifs and non-BCM related hashtags addressing the film’s synth-wave aesthetic.

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One of the funnier exchanges I had was with Ethan during the same screen where I brought up a previous screening and we noticed a recurring theme in previous films and series.

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Another tweet I really liked was Issac’s, where he addressed deepfakes. Although this is not related to my live-tweeting, I found it really interesting as it addressed one of my digital artefact instalments.

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Until live-tweeting I have never appreciated science fiction films, they have contributed to futurism and technology in a significant way which I cannot ignore. This assignment has helped me gain a deeper understanding on the platform, using hashtags and focusing on analytic trends.

I am Oryem and this is my sleepless blog.

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