Live Tweeting

This assignment is to tweet a live event. We need to post at least 10 times about the event and to get an A we needed a photo. The event I chose to cover was the University of Wyoming Mens Basketball game Sunday, December 7 in the Arena Auditorium against the Regis Rangers.

I enjoyed sitting back at the game and spending more time just watching instead of shooting like I normally do. I also enjoyed determining what was tweet-worthy and what wasn’t.

I did not like still having to try to take pictures and write down interesting things that happened. I tried to do do exactly 10 tweets so I felt I was too selective in my tweeting.

I learned that keeping up with stats can be difficult, while the scoreboard has the main stats like points fouls etc., getting seasonal stats, shooting percentages and the like requires a computer, which I could not use sitting on the floor. I also learned that figuring out hashtags ahead of time makes tweeting much easier.

I was surprised by a few things while working on this assignment. The first thing was that the tweets were easy enough to write quickly that I never missed much of the game. Another thing I didn’t expect was how difficult it would be to get a good qoute from fans, they did not say anything really interesting.

I wish I had got the quotes before the game to make the writing a little faster. I also wish I had tweeted more than 10 times. More tweets would have been more informative if people were following me.

I hope to use social media to expose people to my work, get customers for my photography business and network with people in my field to stay current with trends in the photography industry both locally and globally.

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