- live tweeting
- social media
- television networking
- S0 many new easy mobile video veiwing devices
Topic 1. Backchanels and interactive audiences.
Back channels is something new i leaned after researching more about the uses of social media and television shows. I noticed the term popping up a lot so i decided to look further into it and i feel this system.Its very much the-idea of live tweeting and keeping the audience involved in what going on. Also things like quizes and comments allow the television shows to know what there audience is thinking and appealing to.
“Backchannel is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside the primary group activity or live spoken remarks. The term was coined in the field of linguistics to describe listeners’ behaviours during verbal communication.
The term “backchannel” generally refers to online conversation about the conference topic or speaker. Occasionally backchannel provides audience members a chance to fact-check the presentation.
Twitter is also widely used today by audiences to create backchannels during broadcasting of content or at conferences. For example, television drama, other forms of entertainment  and magazine programs. This practice is often also called live tweeting. Many conferences nowadays also have a hashtag that can be used by the participants to share notes and experiences; furthermore such hashtags can be user generated.”
They say there are both good and bad effects of it but i still need to look into further detail. I feel like maybe yes it does allow viewers to feel more connected but i guess maybe it brings a distraction to the show and thats causes negative effects, but for the most part i think this is very successful system to help a televisions shows ratings.
“Research has demonstrated that backchannels help participants to feel as contributing members, not passive followers and make them feel more social.However, the research is mixed on the nature of this discussions, and especially regarding social interaction on the backchannels: some cases report vast interaction where as others highlight that interaction on the platform was considered low.There are indicators that these tools however engage different members of the audience to provide their input.”
Also people feel to much television and electronics are bad.
One source i found was a book called Joining the back channel in conversation, It talk about all the different ways #backchannels is used, whether for teaching/ school work, work presentations, or in our cause television. This idea is the system that allows us to stay and feel involved with whomever and stay interested in the topic. A women does this thing called “the social media ant trails of my audience” and she than explains how she goes through all these conversations and then uses this to her advantage and find key points to help maintain a constant audience by screen shooting specific topics and involve them to relate to her audience. And also using social media to keep her fans in the loop by having fan meetings posted, to continue and help network your show ow whatever it is and allow your audience to than give a good word for you.
She also explains how comments are probably the most important / richest source of info :
- find topics of most interest to your audience
- find people who are passionate about your topic
- some of the resources that the audience members are reading could potentially be integrated into your work.
Theres also chapter expelling some of the cons like character limits, distractions due to other things on the net, and other things.
Keeping up with online streaming and the rise of mobile video watching
With all new devices and apps allowing us to watch all our favorite shows whenever we like weather new episodes or old for viewers who like to binge watch it allows a lot more time for people to enjoy there shows.
With and increase in devices like Iphones, Driods, Tablets, Apple TV,Ruku, Netflix, And Hulu telvision shows can allow there audiences to watch there shows wheneve they want 24/7.
Netflix helps the TV shows see what the audiences really likes to watch and gives ratings and comments, to give them perspective.
With more viewing devices people also so much more prone to watching or reading about there favorite shows.
Weather its a new television shows or reality TV, when your on sites like Facebook and twitter you see ads, tweets and links about everything. Mabey its when all your favorite shows may be airing, or new sneak peeks to next weeks episodes, or links on facebook to a news shows website. Eveything is so easily accessible on these devices you have it in a click of a botton.
“Call it a mobile majority. At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from mobile devices than from desktop computers, according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of comScore data.”
This site give great correlation information between the effects on television shows and ratings
“While prior-year rating accounts for the lion’s share of the variability in TV ratings, Twitter’s presence as a top three influencer tells us that Tweeting about live TV may affect program engagement,”
“Much of the correlation is being driven by the rise in media consumption across multiple device screens. We know that 80% of U.S. tablet and smartphone owners who watch TV use their device while watching at least several times a month. We also know that 40% of U.S. tablet and smartphone users visit a social network while watching TV.”
^^^^”Nielsen’s co-viewing measurement and insights gives marketers who serve ads on the Roku platform actionable data to better understand their collective TV audience and identify where they are potentially missing out on audience impressions,”