For the Social Media Project I live tweeted the University of Wyoming Swimming and Diving Banquet on Friday, the 26th. At the end of the season the Swimming and Diving Team has a Banquet up in the Wildcatter of the Football Stadium. The team dresses up for an end of the year celebration where awards are given out. As a team they reflect on the past year’s accomplishments.
I enjoyed tweeting about this event, especially when the seniors were doing their farewell speeches to the team. I took a few quotes that I tweeted from some of the speeches. The speeches were very moving and inspirational to listen to and I was honored to get the chance to hear them. Also during my live tweeting, I had an alumni swimmer tweet me to get more information about the banquet. I thought that was very neat because someone was actually interested in reading what I was tweeting. On the other hand, I did not enjoy the meal that was provided. Each plate was a $22 meal and the meal was not impressive. I also did not like the length of the banquet. It started at 6 p.m. and lasted until about 10p.m. At the end of the night, one of the parents made a slideshow of pictures to showcase the team’s past year. The slideshow lasted for 45min which was a bit excessive.
I learned that tweeting a live event is not easy. It was hard for me to listen to someone talking and get word for word what they were saying for a quote on twitter. However, I was surprised with how easy and fast it was to come up with ten tweets. I wish I could have picked a better event. I tried to be as objective as I could, seeing that I am a member of the Swimming and Diving team, but would have liked to choose a different event because of this.
I could personally see myself using social media in my future in many ways. I was a member of twitter before this class. I believe twitter is a great way to get information out fast and without having to read so much.