Daily Use of Media – Day 5

Today was very much a repeat of yesterday in that I didn’t have much contact with media.

Last night’s gig was mental, I shared it on Snapchats, I shared comments on Facebook and will most likely drop an Instagram post.

Today however, I used Bandcamp to download the single of a band I found out about two days ago through clicking random links on Youtube. They are called Skegss.

Using this Bandcamp enabled me to support the musicians through a purchase of their music for any price they want. I payed 1 dollar for a track, which if you ask me is amazing.

My band and I also use Bandcamp to post our music. This media form is a great host for artistic content.

Daily Use of Media – Day 4

I have had little to no contact with any media today. I got up a 11, had work at 12 and got home at 5.

I’m now about to head out to a local gig that I found out about through Facebook.
This gig goes from 6 until midnight, so I unfortunately won’t be able to use any form of media for the rest of today.

I may take some pictures to post on my Instagram page and document the event. Coupled with a status and picture on Facebook, this will be the height of my media interaction for the day.

Daily Use of Media – Day 3

When I woke up today, I checked my Facebook as per usual. I watched a few videos from some pages I was following.

This led me to check my YouTube account for some new videos. I found a video titled “A Word To All The Kids That Dress Like Mac DeMarco” by a channel called: “OnYourComputer”. I decided to share this video on my Facebook. I have some friends who do dress like Mac DeMarco and wanted them to see it but I didn’t want to post it directly on their walls.

After watching some channels I am subscribed to I stumbled across a video of a band named BabyMetal, an all female Japanese metal band that has taken the world by storm.

I remembered Babymetal as being the butt of a lot of jokes and made a status, “Babymetal is actually good, tho” which garnered some likes from friends.

I turned on the radio and started listening to Triple J. Whilst they were recapping new songs of the week I was listening and constantly using Shazam, an app that can detect what song you are listening to and give you the info on it. This led me to different Facebook, Youtube and even Soundcloud pages of bands that I was then able to listen to after Googling them.

I sent through some files to the guitarist of my band so that we could post the promotion for my band Parkwood’s new single “Sin”. After discussing the details we decided to post it at 7 pm.

Using our band Facebook page we set a post for 7 pm in order to promote the single. Then using our personal Facebook accounts we shared the bands post in order to have a greater reach.

When the single drops we will use funds to promote this post on Facebook and have it appear in other peoples feeds so they can choose to listen to the track.

That was my day online.

Check out Parkwood below, they will be dropping their new single “Sin” on April 6th.

https://www.facebook.com/parkwoodau

One of the tracks I Shazam’d today. Freak Like Me by – NoMBe

Daily Use of Media – Day 2

Today I woke up at 6:30 am and the first thing I did was instinctively check my Facebook for notifications. I wanted to keep up to date on any comments, threads, posts or tags that may have occurred overnight.

It seems I instinctively do this so as to not be left out of the loop. I aim to be up to date with most aspects of social media.

However, I did not check my Instagram or Twitter as I rarely use these apps due to my preference for Facebook’s user friendly or more so familiar user interface.

I replied to a few comments on a post I made last night, some comments were made as jokes, sarcastic quips and others acknowledged my usage of “shitposting” through a trial and error approach.

After this I went straight to my laptop and sent myself files. However instead of emailing the files I used Facebook’s attach option and copy/pasted some speeches into my own inbox. Whilst this decreases quality and can create a cluttered mass of words, I found that it would give me the general gist of what I needed to do.

Aside from this I did not actively engage in media, I passively consumed online content through meme pages and news articles but didn’t comment.

Due to the amount of the time I spent out of the house and lack of a charger I didn’t use as much media as I normally would. It seems that I have a habit of constantly checking my Facebook or social media platforms to keep updated with my circle of friends and the online community.

Daily Use of Media – Day 1

  Today I spent a rather small amount of time online. I focused on getting assignments finished and in doing so did not engage with social media as much as I usually would.

I did however spend some time on Youtube.

As of last night I found out about a band called “All Get Out” an indie band from America. I have been listening to their song “The Season” in particular, all day whilst completing University Assignments.

By simply using Facebook’s, share feature I shared a video of my friends announcing news from their band. I posted this on to my timeline in order to both help them gain some publicity as well as share a video that I found funny. It was only a 13 second video that really had no content besides the bands logo and a description of when there next show would be, however it made use of pop culture references such as Law & Order. I only captioned the video “yes.” in order to grab more peoples attention with a vague title that would intrigue people into clicking on the video.

I was also linked a video of Bigweld from Robots (2005), dabbing to Linkin Park song, “Crawling” (2000). Despite knowing I would have to document this, I had to click on this link which I was sent by a friend simply because I could not wait a week to see the video.

Most of my online time can be spent getting entangled in obscure and out of place memes. This seems to build up my online profile.

Through a heavy use of sarcastic posting and minimal emotive language I am able to add to my online persona.

– Wilson

Tagging // Why They’re There and How They Work

Tagging. You may know it as: hash tagging, at’ing, or the thing you do to show someone a tasty meme.

However, tags are an important part of online culture and navigation. We use them to divide and categorise information. YouTube uploaders will often tag subjects or certain words in their description so that when people search for these keywords they are more likely to be seen as a related video.

We use tags to navigate and get to the key information we are after.

This is a universal aid to the internet.

The same can be said for social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to name a few.

Websites will also tend to use tags to decipher what is popular and the more a tag is used the more likely it is to “trend” which means it will have a higher chance of gaining views and lets people know what the hottest topic is.

Take for instance, Justin Bieber using the “#throwback” on his posts to garner attention and let people know it is a past photo. This then puts it into its own category.

#throwback

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