Introduction: Jessie, 19, international media major (I think)- my twitter is here and clearly, this is my blog.
I’m in the media and communications degree because it sounded interesting, and I showed up to my first year lectures and was told that apparently the weird k-pop shit I do on the side is actually a possible future career and so here I am.
A 2nd year in a 3rd year subject, really confused but definitely trying. At least I didn’t do this last semester, that would’ve been a mess.
So to start off, basically I run a variety of online forums and groups. Mostly Facebook and Twitter, also lately I’ve been looking into an app called Amino- since it’s heavily k-pop based.
Online through just groups and Twitter accounts I have an audience of around 15,000 people. I am also in frequent contact with promoters and other official-type people which is not as great as people think.
I’m also volunteering for a company called Asian Pop Radio to boost their social media activity. Not to gloat (well, I am slightly) but within the span of 3 days, I boosted their social media presence by 786%. I think this is an achievement.
A problem I have is that i’m very blunt online and when I am trying to be positive it can come across as sarcastic… which isn’t good considering my line of work but I’ll work on that.
In terms to my blog posts, i’m more comfortable with typing and hyperlinking than creating images/videos. AND TECHNICALLY i’m not acting any lesser because the blog itself is still media.
I’ll be dividing my blogs into sections so it’s easier for me to study later on, and probably easier for you to follow since my brain tends to jump between topics often.
Does anyone else crave Garlic bread like, ALL THE TIME????
This weeks lecture:
Cyber-culture is the reaction to the constant and evolving presence of technology within the everyday world. The media created based on this concept often represents the present worries and not the actual future.
Source opinion of the week: Visit the Museum of Media History (as imagined in 2004)
This video was surprisingly accurate in that it predicted Google becoming the main source of information on the internet. However, Google has surpassed Amazon in terms of populating search results based on preferences since it partnered with Twitter. Although that partnership fell apart, it would have benefited Google a lot to view the hashtag and following system Twitter implements.
Surprisingly, the video didn’t predict the importance of social media sites nor the implementation of a site like Facebook. Although, Facebook and Google aren’t officially connected, there’s no surprise to be gained if Google was making use of the free information Facebook provides.
The video itself enforces the concept that cyber media is based on the present and not the future- as in 2004 Google would have worries a lot of people (including dead media)
So, after picking up this subject on request from Travis, I walked in to happily realise that Chris already knew what I was doing in terms of my k-pop management and within 10 minutes I’d already been sold on the idea of podcasts.
I don’t like the sound of my own voice, but I hate typing copious amounts of words more. I will definitely be willing to give it a shot and if it doesn’t work, then FEFO and let’s move on.
I’m hesitant though, to let people know how I do things because it is competitive and at the moment, I’m probably the 3rd best at it in Australia and I’d like to keep it that way until I graciously retire at the age of 22.
I don’t want to spend my whole life managing Facebook pages but something on the side, that I could do while working another job would be absolutely amazing.
I keep being told that what I do is a career, but it’s not one I want to be honest. My work hours are 8:30am – 4am every day and there are no breaks. Add on a double degree and part time online work and it isn’t enjoyable.
So in that case, maybe I should teach someone how to do it in moderation; to not let them get to the point I’m at but also to be more efficient.
Just an idea at this point~ onto the next!!!