Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 6: Reflections

Update: The Transcripts from the Last 5 Days of Sight and Sound

Many of you lost your sight and sound forever, but at least one small band and several others managed to execute the Daisy Chain.  You'll have to fill in what happens next.

In the meantime:
Literary Prompt: In comments posted to this blog, reflect on the L5DOSAS experience. Here are some aspects for your comment.  Run with the ones that strike you.  (Please make sure to sign your comments with your first name, first initial of your last name, and floor -- optional: user name.)
  • What did this exercise illuminate about Twitter?
  • What did the netprov illuminate about our Internet-centered lives and its relationship to our physical or RL embodied realities.
  • What did this netprov reveal around social media collective effort? Was Gladwell right?
  • What was it like to be in the story?
  • What would you change about the prompts or challenges?
  • Any other comments or challenges. 


  1. I found it weird being in the story, because I have a lot of experience playing roles and becoming a character, and my character absolutely could not fathom the behaviors of a lot of the other characters

  2. I think this exercise illuminated how easy it is to adopt another identity via the internet. Hiding behind a new character empowers you say and act however you want without previous misconceptions on your character.

    It's also interesting how relationships were forged over the challenge, as frequent tweeters banded together to work towards solving the goal, despite sort of failing overall.

    I think this was an interesting exercise and would like to do more with more scenarios. I feel like we'd get better at it with more practice. Let's do it again!

    -Christina N

    ps. this really revealed the concept of trolling, it's easy to sit back and ridicule Nurse Zink when no one knows who you are hehe

  3. I think it illuminated that Twitter is not necessarily a successful means of communication and there can be great confusion and miscommunication through this social media site.

    We base our lives too much around social media sites such as Twitter and what everyone else has to say or do. It can potentially ruin relationships.

    It was very interesting and active to be in the story because I was invested in the narrative and challenges and it became part of my daily activities for the past 5 days.

    I think the Daisy Chain was complicated and not understood by all. Everyone should be on the same page and understand the challenge before it is attempted.

    This was an interesting assignment. Although it was frustrating at times, it was interesting and kind of fun to do the past few days. I'm glad it is over though!

  4. The exercise made me absolutely hate Twitter. I never used Twitter before this project but it just made me not ever want to get one.

    The netprov made me realize how much I don't like only being able to interact with people via the Internet. I felt so stuck and I got easily frustrated at people because I couldn't interact with them any other way. It's wierd because I spend so much time texting or Facebook chatting my friends but now I see how important it is to have physical interaction with them.

    I feel like the whole scenario itself was really difficult to go about because it's not like we were actually blind/deaf. I had class or I was out with my friends on the weekend and it just made it odd that I had to pretend I was stuck in this world. It was hard to tweet 6 times a day when we had our real lives going on.

    - Arisa M.

  5. I think this exercise how Twitter could be a tool to create a story between many people in an electronic space in suspended time. It also shows a different way of storytelling with the character limit and the way characters interact with each other.
    I think this shows how people can become different people online. When you're on a social media platform like Twitter, it really prompts you to write spontaneously as opposed to thinking about what you say before you say it. So you just write what's on the top of your head, and it might come out a little incoherent, with bad grammar and the like.
    I thought it was pretty amusing to be in the story since I half took up another character's persona but I wasn't really becoming her. I think the fact that it was on an electronic space online made me feel detached from it.
    I would have made it possible to be done at night, since sometimes I didn't go online until like 10PM and then all the challenges for the day were already done. Or you could post up the challenges earlier like at 12AM so that I could look at them and prepare them for the next day. Also, I would've changed my name....

    Steffi W. 1st Floor

  6. The exercise showed me that Twitter can be useful when it comes to grouping people together. When people use it correctly, it's a great tool. I think that a big obstacle here was that many people didn't know how to use Twitter, because they haven't experienced it yet. Also many people only checked their @ replies when they were contacting by someone they were already following, so it created problems in getting people's attention to complete challenges.

    Honestly, I found it difficult to separate my internet-centered identity from my RL identity. Despite attempting to act like another character, my true emotions were coming through every time I tried something that didn't work out quite as planned.

    The challenge where we had to "search the internet" could be specified. The internet is practically infinite and therefore it's really hard to figure out exactly what to search for when trying to complete the puzzle. That challenge ended up taking me literally all day on Sunday, and I only ended up figuring it out at the end because somebody else led me in the right direction. I also think the final challenge could have been made simpler, maybe with a little extra time or less people involved in the chain.

    At least I have my senses back...

    -Alex O. Floor 3

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    1. This exercise illuminated that anyone can adopt a personality and identity through the Internet.

      Netprove illuminated that we are willing to spend a lot of our time and energy on the Internet. I have never wasted so much time going on the Internet to play a game.

      Netprove revealed around social media collective effort that people work together to complete a challenge and reach a common goal.

      I did not understand the Daisy Chain. I would make this prompt more clear.

      Overall, I thought this assignment was interesting and humorous. I have never used Twitter so this assignment helped me understand how to navigate and use Twitter.

      -Jeanne F.

  8. --Showed twitters limitations in posting such short posts, especially when tagging other people and it further limited the characters you could put

    --It was entertaining to be in the story, but at times I had to remind myself not to get emotional (excited, hurt, mad, etc) about something that someone said to my character

    --I would make the challenges require more one-on-one interactions with other people in the simulation

    Christina K. 2ndfloor

  9. I think this revealed to me how addicting twitter can become. I think being on twitter or sites like this too much cause a person to loose touch with reality and also forget what it is like to interact with other people in a real environment. This causes people to be awkward and not know how to conduct themselves in interviews with potential employers or other one-on-one interactions.
    I think this was an interesting experiment, but it was not a successful social media collective effort. On twitter, its hard to tell when other people are online; unless of course you have your twitter on for hours at a time, which is inconvenient for people who live active lifestyles. You have to really make the commitment and sit in front of the computer for hours in order for this type of experiment to be successful. Although it was fun, i dont think ill make a personal twitter for myself. (runs with fire@kedreson).

  10. Twitter's loose restriction on account management allows users to assume several web identities for any reasons. I think it is a good representation of the pseudonames and identities on the internet where everyone can be anyone.

    Internet centered life, I don't think this netprov shows much because most people where using hootsuite or tweetDeck to schedule tweets, we did not spend too much time on the internet because of this.

    I mean it would be much more effective to work together on Twitter if people have more motivation or things at stack.

    I love to be in the story where I can be someone that I am not in reality. As for the challenges, I think the problem is coordination through weekends, where I know there was lots of events going on in the weekend (Dragonboat race in Arizona..etc).

    It would be better if things were going on in the weekdays.

    -Steven C. #2FL11am

    What was it like to be in the story?
    What would you change about the prompts or challenges?
    Any other comments or challenges.

  11. -This exercise showed me that twitter can be used to effectively send out messages to a large audience. However, in terms of back and forth communication, it can be a little overwhelming.

    -What was interesting about this netprov was that it didn't differ too much from my regular life. I spend a lot of time online anyway, so this assignment didn't really take me "out of my element."

    -I thought it was kind of hard to coordinate everyone's schedules so we could all participate in the challenges at the same time. I logged in later on in the day and it seemed like a lot was already going on.

    Lastly, it showed how easy it is for someone to adopt an online personality.

    Michelle F. 2nd floor

  12. I thought this exercise was interesting because it brought people together. It illuminated that people can form bonds between one another. It also illuminated that people can be whoever they want on the internet. You can pose as anyone.

    It felt weird to be in the story but it was very fascinating.

    I thought the daisy chain was very difficult to complete. Maybe if we had more time to accomplish the task. It was hard to get everyone together.

    Lexie Y
    2nd floor

  13. This exercise can be frustrating because of the frequency of tweets and our inability to continuously follow the conversation in live time. Therefore, catching up with the hours and hours of posts when you are not on twitter 24/7 is the most difficult aspect. You feel as though you will miss out completely on the conversation if you are not actively updating yourself in terms of the conversation. Sometimes there would be long strings of conversation, while at other times there would be an assortment of random posts answering literary prompts and challenges.

    To be in the story was a fun change of pace in terms of writing. It was interesting to take the persona of a completely different character, embodying their thoughts as you went through the daily literary changes. I enjoyed making connections with other characters as we connected on the internet.

    The accomplishment of each challenge was confusing. There didn't seem to be any confirmation of completing a challenge other than NurseZink saying that it was done. This made the Daisy Chain task that much more confusing because we were still a little unclear as to who had solved Day 4 challenge, and how that related to Day 5. I think that everything got jumbled throughout that day.

    This assignment was a fun way to interact with the class outside of the physical classroom. This was my first time using Twitter, so learning to Tweet was my first step of the entire process. After getting my feelers out around the internet more, I got used to the setup of the social media program and developed a strong connection to Twitter. I was basically addicted to the site and consistently was on and tweeting (clearly since I tweeted so often...sorry everyone!)

    Overall, great assignment. Overwhelming? Yes. #netprovoverload to the maximum

    -Sam M. 2nd Floor - Dreamin' Princess @miss___princess

  14. What did this exercise illuminate about Twitter?
    It showed that Twitter has the capability to connect with other users. But its limits are that you can't express more than 140 characters. Because more than one tweet is just annoying. Yet, it was interesting to see that Twitter can organize and collaboration with people. But people didn't really need to use Twitter so that was the biggest obstacle of them all.
    What did the netprov illuminate about our Internet-centered lives and its relationship to our physical or RL embodied realities.
    It showed that the millennium generation is often too invested to their technology. To the point that technology may hinder their real life relationships.
    What did this netprov reveal around social media collective effort? Was Gladwell right?
    I think Gladwell was right. You can't really sustain real relationships online.
    What was it like to be in the story?
    I think the story was an interesting experience. If we had more days I think the story could have a lot of potential.
    What would you change about the prompts or challenges?
    I think the only thing I would change about it was the fact that we had real life challenges, but we were suppose to be 'other characters.' So by having people take pictures of us we were compromising our identities. So that would discourage me to doing the challenges.
    Any other comments or challenges
    Next time you guys do this again have a confirmation of the challenges. But I like the secret clues. Have more secret clues for next time. And probably recreate this with a group of people who don't really know how to use Twitter.

    -Henry F. 2nd Floor kimchiDkim

  15. This exercise revealed the massive amount of confusion that twitter can facilitate. While netprov seems like a fun and interesting activity, for this exercise, it was not very feasible. This is because the constraints for this assignment were too unrealistic. I think we needed to be monitored very closely in the same room for 5 days straight in order for this social experiment to be successful, which is simply not possible. Nonetheless, I enjoyed creating a fictional character and being prompted with challenges for each day, even though some of them seemed very convoluted. The recommendation for change that I would make would be to make a set time for participants in the group to attempt the challenges or exercises for the day. I think a lot of the confusion stemmed from the fact that people would log on a different points in the day and have no clue what the massive influx of tweets earlier in the day were about. I think this was automatically overwhelming people and making them less inclined to participate in the daily exercises.

  16. This exercise made me realize how much I hate Twitter and how confusing it is to use Twitter. This is also probably because I don’t know how to use Twitter. I found it hard to catch up with everyone when you left your computer.
    I thought the netprov helped people get out of their bubble. Because we were able to take on a new persona and a whole new personality, people were able to act however they wanted to and say whatever they felt like saying. In the same sense, I feel like, thanks to the internet, people are more able to convey their opinions without the fear of judgment and recognition.
    The netprov showed that a social media collective effort is possible, but it is also very difficult. It’s difficult to only communicate by means of social media outlets and overall, confusing.
    I found the story quite amusing even though I did not get to participate in it. However, I found it confusing to keep up with.
    I wish the assignment would have been easier to keep track of and easier to pick up on. Being that I did not know how to use twitter, it was hard to keep up with everyone’s tweets and what was going on.

    Amy - 2nd Floor

  17. What did the netprov illuminate about our Internet-centered lives and its relationship to our physical or RL embodied realities?

    One of the most fascinating aspects of the netprov was how rapidly so many of the players got swept up in their characters. I think this helps illuminate how easy it might be for us to get swept up in any online persona. The internet gives us an opportunity to carefully craft an image of how we want to be perceived. But as we immerse ourselves in this persona, it might creep into our real personas because we tend to associate social media outlets with reality.

    What was it like to be in the story?

    It was exciting but frustrating at times. I had a good time working within the limits of my persona and trying to figure out how he would behave in each situation. There was a certain comfort with the collective experience of the project.

    What would you change about the prompts or challenges?

    If possible, I would allow a few more days without such defined prompts/challenges to simply let the relationships unfold. It was fascinating to simply watch as the natural dynamcis of human nature emerged in this fictional environment. With certain prompts and challenges, I sometimes felt these natural developments were lost.

    -Ian C. 2nd Floor - Durwood Durington @theladywizard

  18. Being relatively twitter AND fantasy-averse, I found it difficult to immerse myself into the netprov. I couldn’t really get into the role-playing and therefore my character wasn’t very compelling. Also, because I used hootsuite to plan out my tweets throughout the day, it was difficult to interact with the other characters.

    As a first time Twitter user, I didn’t find it to be very intuitive and I spent a bulk of time trying to figure out how to use it (how to follow my floor’s stream, etc.). My unfamiliarity with the interface made it difficult for me to follow what was going on and unfortunately, I felt it hindered the experience itself. However, I suppose my thoughts on the chaos of Twitter mirrored the “real life” situation and the pandemonium that was occurring among the patients.

    All in all, I found this assignment to be a tedious exercise, but an important one. The 140 character limit forces you to think concisely and it was a fun challenge trying to make the most out of the 140 words. It was a very unique experience that I was glad to be a part of, but it also illuminated Twitter’s useless nature outside of fictional storytelling.

    Tiffany Y. 1st Floor

  19. This exercise revealed that although Twitter is a great means of conversing with a large group of people, it cannot replace time-dependent conversations. It cannot be assumed that everyone in a conversation is listening at all times so when we had to perform a Daisy Chain, it was extremely difficult to coordinate a group of 14 people to perform specified tasks, despite how simple said tasks were.

    Seeing as many of our lives are centered on the Internet and that many people now solely rely on social media to connect with people, personal relationships probably are not as close and personal as they could be. As this netprov demonstrates, if we become too dependent on web-based "realities," we can easily lose sense of what is actually real, which can damage quality relationships.

    The L5DOSAS experiment was a good way of symbolically exemplifying the aforementioned lessons in a very clever fashion. Challenges were frustrating at times, but I suppose that was the point. Overall, it was a good experience.

    Jessica L. Floor 3

  20. This exercise taught me a lot about how reliable information on the internet can be -- for the last five days there has been tons of fake Twitter accounts talking about a fake disorder and recounting fake memories, etc. It would be so easy for someone looking in from the outside to think all of this was true and that's a little interesting to think about. On an unrelated note, it's also hard to recount memories and broadcast complete thoughts in less than 150 characters if you haven't had a lot of practice at it.

    This experiment also opened my eyes to the overarching effect the internet and other forms of online media have on our lives -- and I think it was good to reflect on that, and how one-dimensional these machines can be. Maybe we should all take a step back from these objects that we are so addicted to and think about that (or what's going on in the real world with real people and real senses) once in a while.

    My screen name was BrendaBernard4!!!!

  21. This Twitter project was an experience to say the least! I enjoyed getting to learn about this type of social media. Never would I have thought it would be so difficult to express how I was feeling in 150 words or less. The beginning of the project was fun, getting to develop your character and learning about other characters. I admit once I started I became a bit addicted. I fund myself checking my account almost every other hour to see what was new and the challenges were an added bonus! However, when it came to the day 5 challenge, the claws came out. My floor was very friendly, but once that 15 minutes started people started sending very aggressive messages to those who didn't RT the daisy chain within 1 minute time. Even my computer got overwhelmed and I had Twitter freeze on me a couple of times during this challenge. Once the project was over and the "winner" was announced I was nothing but relieved. I think I may take a break from Twitter for now.

    Kelly R - Floor 2

  22. I think this exercise revealed that Twitter CAN be an effective means of mobilization. I think it also showed that collaborative problem solving can be achieved through small communicative platforms like Twitter.

    The Daisy Chain challenge was a basic activity that required people to "show up" at a certain time. Although 3 out of 14 people failed to connect in the daisy chain, we still had 11 people that did. For politics, this would be equivalent of getting people to show up to an event, rally, or protest to accomplish a common goal. Through the challenge, I did share some camaraderie with the other Tweeters. We really wanted a successful daisy chain. After we failed, we shared in the misery.

    Twitter also allowed for a visible enemy for the masses to unite against. That enemy was Nurse Zink. Having a visible enemy is important for mobilization. If you don't have one, you'll probably have less dedication to the cause.

    I've never role played before so having a fake twitter handle was quite fun. I'm usually very truthful in my personal twitter so trying to make up tweets was a creative challenge.

    Overall, I thought the challenge was cool. It was definitely kind of wacky...."You did what for Writing 340?!"

    Aaron W. First floor 9:30am.

  23. I actually do use twitter outside of this project, but like someone said in class, I use it more for myself than to actually connect with others. That is, I'll tweet something that's on my mind, but would not necessarily be of interest to anyone else, but just serves as a documentation of my feelings or experiences at the time. The 140 character limit makes it easier to update and post about your life more frequently than might a regular blog or diary precisely because there is not much room to really elaborate, making it a much less time-consuming form of blogging.

    On twitter I only follow people I either know in real life, or celebrities/blogs that I'm interested in. The tweets on my personal account are protected, and of course while I interact and tweet at people I know offline, it's not much different than texting them from my phone. However, while I would use my phone to talk to my friends about something important, on twitter most of our interaction is lighthearted and sometimes gimmicky.
    I had a lot of fun interacting with the other kids on the netprov, which showed me that twitter can indeed serve a more social function than how I was using it. I can see how if you have a lot of friends in real life and you all have twitters, interacting on twitter could be entertaining and amusing because you can all see what you're tweeting to each other, inviting everyone to join the conversation. Again, the character limit makes this easy and not time consuming--however, the more interaction there is and what with waiting for people to respond, you might spend more time on a platform like twitter than you would say on an email thread.
    This sort of media can thus indeed be very social by encouraging more interaction by demanding less. However, the quality of that interaction may be diminished by the character limit.

    I kind of wish we had gone a little further to establish an interesting context for the story. Yes we were all in the hospital, and we all had our own separate lives and reasons for being in the hospital, but I actually think that if we had had a common theme imposed on us, we could have went further with our story-line. The fact that we were all different characters with different backgrounds both did and did not encourage interaction between us. I feel like maybe if we all had some common ground, like having our senses numbed by alien forces so that they could study how we would respond without them together in a hospital, it might have been interesting to see what the characters did with that kind of prompt. We did start to go the direction of "this is a social experiment probably put in place by an evil mad doctor," but not everyone jumped on the bandwagon--probably because of how difficult it was to keep up with the developments in the netprov if you weren't sitting at your computer all day. And as much as we like to say that that's all our generation does anyway, we all have stuff to do. Places to go, people to see, and my favorite, food to eat.

    For the challenges, I would definitely extend the time limit on the daisy chain. Rather than having the time limit be the challenge, maybe it should have been something like, "how much can you transform this sentence from the first person to the last person who tweets?" I think that would have been way more interesting and creative and a million times less annoying than trying to race to the finish before NurseZink snarked her way into everything.

  24. This is my first time using twitter and I found this netprov thing interesting. First of all twitter seems to be taking over the social media world, this "trending" thing is very unique that you can just click on whatever is "trending" and see what all the buzz is about. This exercise seemed to show that the internet is a valuable tool and can be used for many useful things but it simply cannot replace true human and physical interaction. I thought it would have been very depressing if we all weren't being so comical with some of the challenges and what not. One thing i would change is that a little more explanation would have been nice to illuminate the last challenge that was the retweeting for everyone on the same floor.

    Joey Dykstra aka eugene fitzherbert

  25. It is strange how you can adopt a completely different identity and be someone you are not on the Internet, it is actually more scary than strange. At one point I was concerned that I wasn’t actually interacting with students, but rather 50+ creeps who create false identities on social media websites.

    I liked being connected with your classmates through a unique social media method. I found it difficult to remember to tweet at different times every single day. It definitely made it harder that all three of the classes were involved in this assignment, because unless the characters were properly using hash tags, it was almost impossible to identify and find your classmates. I would be frustrated if I wasn’t already a Twitter user, because there is small learning curve. I hated Twitter when I first started using it, I did not get it at all, I then become obsessed for a small portion of time and now I tweet maybe twice a week.

    I think some of the prompts and challenges were somewhat confusing. On Day 4, when we had to solve a mystery, I had no idea where to start and only ended up (kind of) figuring it out due to another classmate.

    Olivia Wetterau (OliveTreez)

  26. This was my first time using Twitter, and it was definitely a challenge trying to get into its grove and regularity. I had always thought of Twitter as simply the “status update” portion of Facebook, because that was pretty much all that showed up on my newsfeed whenever a tweet made an appearance. Needless to say, I was very unsuccessful in tweeting and checking the blog on a regular basis. The 140-character limit added to this challenge. When I started, I would have to backtrack, rethink, and re-edit my posts to get them more concise, which I suppose would be a good thing to exercise, only I ended up posting shorter and less meaningful tweets.

    It was incredible seeing the amount of social activity that existed through this netprov, reminding me of the age-old chatroom but without the chaos of who was talking to whom. Unlike the chatroom, however, it lacked real time, something that is fast becoming a trend in people’s interaction with each other via social media. As far as the netprov itself goes, I think it was an interesting experience, and a nice perspective into the life that our generation is quickly getting itself into, what with the increasing lack of face-to-face interaction due the availability of a more convenient means of communication.

    I didn’t particularly immerse myself into the story of the netprov, but it was amusing to see many people fully embracing their alternate identities. It was a little frightening how different some people were from their real personalities, but overall, the exercise was an interesting break from my normal life.

    Muhiyyuddin B. 3rd Floor

  27. This exercise make me realize how twitter might not be the best way to communicate. It is more like a tool to express yourself. This is my first time use twitter, but it might be my last. I never understand why people are so obsessed with twitter and still don't. Just from this exercise on twitter I realize it's so easy to be someone else on the internet. the internet-centered lives have nothing to do with our physical realities. It's almost like a storytelling in phases.

    Some of the challenges are very difficult to complete. Partially because I haven't use to twitter. and finding people from the same floor was hard. The coordination of the Daisy Chain was even harder. Finding clues about ways going on was impossible. If this exercise done through blog or something, it might be easy to understand everyone's story.

    Wendy W. 3rd Floor

  28. The Last 5 Days of Sight & Sound exercise revealed several of my prior assumptions about Social Media and Twitter. Primarily, it emphasized the “weak-tie” network structure that Malcolm Gladwell describes. Other than the strong, close connections I maintain in my physical life, it was hard to interact with people who I barely know outside of the classroom. Organizational efforts were a struggle, and literal action was even harder to achieve. Twitter is an excellent tool for getting people to start the conversation, and even engage to some degree. But when it comes down to actually getting stuff done, there needs to better organized network with clearly defined goals and leaders in place to make it work.

    Being in the story was difficult. I found it a stretch to really become the character I set out to create, and fabricating Tweets about a person that doesn’t actually exist was tricky. Like other people, I found my personal character come through my imaginary character from time to time. There is a definite mediation necessary between our real lives and our virtual lives. Even with the rules of the challenges in place, I couldn’t resist speaking to my friends in the class about outside of Twitter. Overall, I think it is dangerous to spend too much of your time building relationships over the Internet. It’s great for staying in touch long distance, or for gossip, or for amusement. But the truth is it’s not real. Nothing can replicate or take the place of physical, real-life interaction with others. As such, in-person campaigning is the most effective means for generating cause action, which I’m sure would have allowed all three floors to complete the Daisy Chain exercise.

    For future prompts and challenges, I would suggest testing out the potential of Twitter and social media tools to organize literal action. There was an instance of this with the “dancing” challenge, but no substantial results ever really materialized. I think it is critical for Social Media to translate virtual organization into literal action, and I have so far been underwhelmed by own personal attempts at this.

    Alex J. – @The_JoeStuff - 3rd Floor

  29. This twitter exercise was a very odd set of assignments. I didn't know what was going on throughout the feet - I just kind of went with it. Creating the character was fun, but tweeting 6 times a day was a little difficult than I thought. Having never used twitter before, it wasn't hard to understand how to use it, but I always assumed twitter to be like a facebook status update, so I always forget to tweet every hour.

    As far as the storyline for this netprov, I wasn't into it. However, I realized that twitter could be a powerful form of communication. It's easy to create a internet persona, but the word character limit doesn't help much. Overall, I think this assignment could have better "activities" to try and engage the participants.

    -Lingie Park, 3rd floor

  30. I thought this exercise was a really great way to show me how to use twitter in case I ever decide to set up my own real account. It was really interesting to see how the form of social media that twitter takes on quite literally can never stop. In my opinion, it's almost sort of exhausting and weird that every one cares so much about what the other person is doing. On the other hand, it is a great way to interact in a fun way! I might not have gotten as much out of this experience because I was using tweet deck and supposedly it wasn't completely working during our challenge, so that may have been one of the reasons why I didn't get the full effect of it. Other than that, I think it is a really fun way and idea to get a class to participate in social media together.

    Courtney Briglio-Julianne3486

  31. I have been using twitter for a while now, but I still enjoyed using hashtags this often and getting into character. At first it sounded like a very weird assignment, but I have to say i enjoyed it very much. Considering I am a film student and a screenwriter, it was good exercise as well.
    One thing that I did not know was as achievable with twitter though was unification. Although Facebook is mostly attributed to political propaganda or any type of social gathering, I thought Twitter was a slicker and faster way of achieving it. I realized that towards the end of the exercise, we as the students were able to unite and seek for answers. considering the word limitation, this was very impressing to me.

    Deniz Askin.