Live Tweet

Link to Storify

Live tweeting was a different way to experience the Walk since it is an event that can be prone to memory loss. It made me be a little more observant of what was going on around me and within the squad, because I needed to identify tweetable events or happenings. I think it added to the experience overall because there’s now snapshots of the day that can be viewed from a later time, so it makes it hard to forget the event. Live tweeting didn’t really take away from the event for me. If anything it was just the short moments that I was actually composing the tweet and I was disconnected form the group for that instant. Tweeting and compiling the tweets from the Walk made me perceive the Walk in that it is an adult event. While just participating in it you see all the people there and it seems like a normal thing to do. When I was tweeting it however, I was more conscious of how people that don’t drink or weren’t there would perceive it and me afterwards. Potential benefits of people live tweeting events are a collection of varied opinions and observations from that day and place. The old saying that history is written by the victors doesn’t apply. The event could be tweeted from the viewpoints of people that really enjoyed themselves and equally by people that hated every moment of the experience. The best events for live tweeting would probably be activities with some competitive edge and a constant forward momentum. A drawback to live tweeting is that all the information can’t always be expressed in 140 characters or less.Unsuitable events would be things like paint drying or grass growing, there’s no excitement really and they are relatively uneventful; probably funerals too, unless its a really hopping funeral. I learned tweeting and twitter is basically a skill. People good at Twitter know what to post and how to post it. Hashtagging is not always the easiest; it’s important to use the proper tags so people that don’t follow you can find your posts.


One comment

  1. jroetker · October 22, 2015

    One aspects of live tweeting is to give information about events to help others that need to know things. Though the way you use the live tweeting assignment and storify seems to be more of a personal thing. With storify you are now able to look back on a certain event and remember how much fun you had. It can almost act as a memory holder of events. Like it!


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