How Glee Tweet uses Social Media the wrong way

Fox  & Twitter Social Losers in Over-hyped Tweet-Peats
Once a gleek, always a gleek. Fox’s “Tweet-Peat” rebroadcast of the fantastic pilot Glee in partnership with Twitter was a lame, over-hyped, excruciatingly frustrating exercise in how not to use social media that was being touted as the coolest application in social media.

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Glee Tweet-Peat – The Hype
Pre-Tweet-Peat, Fox was heavily promoting through Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets for fans to join the broadcast to see live broadcast Tweets from Glee cast members. Fox thought it was being clever when someone in their social media department added the terms “Gleek”  amp; now “Tweet-Peat” to the lexicon of the hip, social media terms. But Glee’s Tweet-Peats and what I hear of Fox’s other Tweet-Peat experiment with Fringe has given Tweet-Peat a bad name.

Fox Stutters on Initial Glee Tweet-Peat
The Glee broadcast starts, tweets are flying on the hashtag #glee and @GleeOnFox with loyal fans eagerly anticipating the simulcast Twitter tweet-peats on Fox. Then for the first 14 minutes of the show, nothing. No Tweets. Just a regular broadcast. Now duh, you have Twitter to get out an instant message, why wouldn’t the producers of Glee just send out a Tweet saying we’re having technical difficulties? We gleeks patiently wait. Then a promising white screen blanks out one of the audition scenes. At least something is happening. Seconds must have spilled over into minutes and before you know it we’re into the first commercial break with nary a tweet.

Lame Tweets from Glee Cast
The cast from Glee proved their social media manners were gleeky. No introductions like “Hey, I’m Lea Michele and play Rachel Berry, thank you guys for waiting”. Instead, the cast members chose to waste Fox’s valuable broadcast time with self-indulgent personal shout-outs to their family and select friends totally excluding all the fans that had been standing by waiting for 140 character tidbits.

One-Sided Conversation
It seemed like the Tweets were unmoderated and in fact, it seemed like the other cast members, Kevin McHale who plays wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams and Mark Salling who plays football star bully Puck were in different locations and had not discussed what would go on ahead of time. Lea Michele proved that she could type the fastest and kept trouncing Kevin McHale’s tweets but for what, her lame observations were as annoying as her character.

Glee Tweet-Peat on Fox Confusing
What made the tweet-peat so frustrating is that Fox would interject send your questions in and it was unclear if the hashtag #glee should be used or @GleeOnFox. It didn’t matter because cast members weren’t bothering to answer questions. The only person who attempted to answer viewer tweets was Kevin McHale. When questions were answered, it was sometimes out of context with no reference to the original question.

Glee Tweet Peat
The social media experiment between Fox and Twitter was an excruciating failure. A for effort. the p.r. department proved it could get the word out. F for the engineering team. D for cast members lame tweets. B for Kevin McHale attempting to rise to the social media occasion and actually do what the Glee Tweet Peat promised. Plus where was Cory Monteith who places Finn or the other Glee hottie Matthew Morrison who plays teacher Will Schuester or Jane Lynch’s comedic touch would have been welcome. All Fox & Twitter proved is that pop-up video & DVD commentaries are still far more interesting than tweet peats. A C+ for Fox & Twitter on trying. Next time, perhaps, interaction with fans, moderated discussion and relevant talking points provided to cast members would have made the tweet peats less gleeky and far cooler.

How Face Book And Social Media Affect Students And Distracts Them?

Social media is something that has become so popular that students and grandmothers alike are now on here. This is a great way to stay in touch with loved ones and see what other people are up to. However, many people are now questioning the exact role that social media groups like Facebook now have in students’ lives. It has been reported that some of the popular social media websites are distracting students from their studies, which in turn is lowering people’s grades and the number of college graduates. There are even colleges that have decided to try and block or ban access to such suites as Twitter on campus in the hopes that students will be able to focus.

Studies and reports have shown that social media websites and the Internet as a whole is consuming people’s lives. Researchers at comScore, Inc. have found that people in the US spend more time on Face book than they do even searching the web or reading books. This means that people are more interested in socializing than studying, something that could have serious affects for students in and outside of the country.

For students who attend or have attended schools that have banned social media websites from campus, there are some serious effects. The blackout allows students to focus on their homework so that they are not constantly flipping between their work or assignments and such websites or social media. This helps people better retain information and ensures that more work is being submitted on time. Instead of feeling obligated or compelled to check one’s profiles on instagram, in sense to know how many followersinstagram they have and similarly for, face book or Twitter. People are able to focus on writing their essays, completing their reading, and talking to people face to face rather than just online.

Though social media allows people to better stay connected with one another, it can prove distracting. Students sometimes slip when it comes to class attendance because they are on Facebook and similar websites at all hours of the night. This not only affects one’s grades but also his or her health. Not only are students staying in touch with one another, they are also meeting new people both in and outside of their colleges via such websites. This helps people coordinate their schedules and even plan study groups and meetings. Thus, there are both pros and cons to social media for college students around the world.

The world is constantly changing. Today, the Internet brings people together in new and meaningful ways. Instead of losing touch with people, social media websites allow people to stay connected. This connection is great because it allows people to learn important social skills, to find out about campus events, and to stay connected about assignments and study groups. However, social media is also incredibly distracting. Most students can’t sit down for a night of studying or homework without checking their social media websites at least once, if not throughout the night. This means that students have a difficult time focusing on their work, attending class, and really completing assignments on time.

New Features On Instagram That You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

One of the main reasons why social media are successful today is because it doesn’t stop to develop overtime. Instagram, for instance, is continuously evolving towards a more efficient and fascinating version. Hence, there are some features on Instagram that you may not have tried yet. So to help you out, this article will provide you some of the best and fun things that you should try on Instagram. You probably thought of these before so enjoy and be surprised.

Instagram Stories Countdown

When you add a countdown sticker in your IG stories, you will be given a chance to set a future time and date and it will automatically count down for you. You may be wondering what is the essence of this feature. Well, basically, you can use this feature for the countdown to a new product that you will be releasing soon. It can also be used as a countdown to a live video.

Instagram Stories Poll Sticker

Another best and fun things that you should try on Instagramis its IG stories poll sticker. This is considered as one of the first interactive elements to get added to IG ad studio. Hence, this IG feature is best to use for your next advertisement.

AR Filter

AR means augmented reality. This feature adds layers and masks to the world around you. AR filters are very common that you can see in most of the IG stories of your friends. Thus, you can use this to add some fun in your next stories or posts.

Close Friend list

Lastly, one of the newest features added to Instagram is the close friends list. Basically, this feature allows you to share your Instagram stories to your chosen friends or followers only. So if you want to share something about Momentology, you can opt to share it with all of your followers or just with the close friends list.