11.14 Reflection

Having looking at a lot of other student you make the call post i found the top 2 that i found were talking about the most similar topics were…


  1. http://rampages.us/breezypotter/, Her topic is basically asking what do youtube channel star do to become so popular. Mine is similar to that but mine is asking how to television shows/networks become so popular.
  2. The second page i found that was similar to mine was Brians  http://rampages.us/lepleyb/. His blog i feel like connects with mine because it talks about how certain networks track and collect data from its users, and this is like mine because i speak about how online streaming devices and networks use what the audience members watch and say and collect all that data to has better performance.

Over all i think im in a very good position for the rest of my project i have a lot of sources and ideas to back up my argument and getting to see what everyone else is writing about really helps me get ideas .

Aquino, J. (2015, October 19). The Rise of Insight-Driven Television. Retrieved December 10, 2015, from http://www.1to1media.com/view.aspx?docid=35524

 Englebart, D. (1962, October 1). I. INTRODUCTION1. Retrieved December 10, 2015, from http://www.dougengelbart.org/pubs/augment-3906.html

 Harrington, S., Highfield, T., & Bruns, A. (2012). More than a backchannel:Twitter and television. Audience interactivity and participation, 13-17.

 Kay, A., & Goldberg, A. (1977, March 1). Personal Dynamic Media. Retrieved December 10, 2015, from http://www.newmediareader.com/book_samples/nmr-26-kay.pdf

 Lepley, B. (2015). Where are you and what are you doing? Retrieved December 10, 2015,from http://rampages.us/personalinquisition/

Mitchell, A. (2015, April 28). State of the News Media 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015,from http://www.journalism.org/2015/04/29/state-of-the-news-media-2015/

 Nelson, T. (1974). Computer Lib / Dream Machines. Retrieved December 10, 2015, from http://www.newmediareader.com/book_samples/nmr-21-nelson.pdf

 Newswire . (2015, November 19). Retrieved December 10, 2015,from http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2015/friends-with-benefits-tv-connected-devices-bring-consumers-together.html

 Proulx, M., & Shepatin, Stacey. (2012). Social TV how marketers can reach andengage audiences by connecting television to the web, social media, and mobile. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

 Smith, E. (2015). The Take Over. Retrieved December 10, 2015,from http://rampages.us/failingnews/2015/12/09/the-take-over-2/

 Whats so funny. (2015). Retrieved December 10, 2015,from http://rampages.us/failingnews/

Sunday Nov 14 you make the call

The first blog i feel is really relatable to mine is

This one here, the first thing i  saw when reading this one,  the first few words were so relatable

“Cable Tv. 2) streaming tv. 3) Netflix. 4) Future of Tv.”

Those are all variables  related to my my topic pertain to how television shows stay successful. Although she’s speaking about how TV will be ultimately be  over run by the internet negatively impacting cable, but this just allows Television shows and networks to be even more watched on multiple mediums helping them, with things like Netflix, streaming. And basically my question is all about how to keep up and stay in the future of tv.


This second blog , I feel connects because its explains how much power social media and networks have an influence on audience members and and how it interacts with there life and what they do.

We use these statistics to allow us to know what are better times to reach our audience, if our posts were effective etc. (Facebook will actually tell you when you have a page how many people viewed your post, and what percentage more it is effective versus other posts) rather than as a means of self-validation.”

And she find another source that says …

It speaks of how posting daily is a constant reminder of the mission, and reinforcing that to the public. It also allows organizations to engage and connect at a personal level while simultaneously reaching a larger audience. Ex. Being able to respond to posts or comments or tweet back answers to questions.



I feel like both the blogs are on great tracks and i feel like i really can use some of thee information to help mine especially in my second linked out blogger. Theres alot to say about how social media if sucha  huge factor in helping television shows, products, and any other business trying ot find out what there audience wants likes and dislikes. These sources of communication make research so easy. Also it give fans fulfillment by being able to speak with whomever is hosting, leading, advertising or whatever. They feel what there saying is being herd and there actual being taken into consideration. Like when host like Andy Cohen live tweets and has his audiences questioned answered by there guests. Or when viewers give reviews on sites people actually have a voice tat is being herd influencing everyone, by stars, thumbs up down, on twitter when you see friends reaction after a season ended on a popular show.



Doug Engelbart,“Augmenting Human Intellect

Ted Nelson Computer Lib / Dream Machines



Adele Goldberg & Alan Kay Personal Dynamic Media



More Than A Back Channel: Twitter and Television



The Backchannel: How Audiences Are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever




Concept Experience 11/10 All four parts

Parts 1.

  1. interactive
  2. live tweeting
  3. social media
  4. television networking
  5. S0 many new easy mobile video veiwing devices
  6. backchannels


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,[6] other forms of entertainment [7] and magazine programs.[8][9] 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.


Topic 2.

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.

Sources 2

Media Link

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.”Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 8.29.15 PM 

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Neilson Research

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.”


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^^^^”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,”

Engelbart concept experience 9/15

After reading the concept experience and reading other student blogs one person in particular really made it make a lot of sense, he explained on how what we were doing although tedious little by little were finishing highly detailed awesome final project. All the little project and assignment we do are just little baby steps to the big picture.

Nugget source 5

“It is interesting that the psychology of why people watch television, which is largely about their social and emotional needs, is far from aligned from the public service mission of broadcasters to inform, educate and entertain, as embodied in the values of the BBC.”


I found this nugget included in an article  called why people watch television about a study done on why people watch TV and i thought it was very interesting especially the “is largely about their social and emotional needs” parts. I thought it sort of helped back up the idea about how this idea of interactional live tweeting fill some sort of emotional need of reaction or attention, it brings a feeling of connection and curiosity, and everyone wants to know what they don’t already know giving the show a larger audience again.

Concept Experience 11/4/15

Part 1.

#television #socialmedia #twitter #interactional #audience


Part 2.

My first two sources are very similar in that they both explain and give details on what connecting twitter and television does and how it greatly impacted there ratings due to things like interactive tweeting. They also speak a little on how social media didn’t kill television, they worked together and now compliment each other greatly.

My third source goes into detail on how television shows use these live tweeting systems to help them learn more about the audience and improve there networks show as a whole. With tweeted information they can learn when people want to watch TV, who’s most likely to be watching, and which shows genres certain age and  gender groups like. There for these companies collect all this information to make sure thing are more appealing to you helping raise there ratings success.

And my 4th source just goes in to facts on what social media branding has done for TV networks, it helps people remember there show times, and allows people to post about them showing how people learn about these shows via social media.


Doug E.- he didn’t really agree with the idea

Ted Nelson.-Would definitely speak about how these devices have given us advantages in the field of mass communicating in a creative aspect. Giving viewer and audience a chance to get their words out and feel apart of whats going on.

Adele G. Alan K.- Most relatable when it come to her idea of interactional devices for children, connects with the idea and usage of using these drives for interactional tweeting giving us human a sort of satisfaction.


Is most of the success of shows like Ellen’s, and Jimmy Falllon’s, due to the rise of devices and online sites like youtube channels, and social media? Or has it caused bad effects?

Ultimately in the end what i am trying to claim is that the rise and use of of  Social Media and mobile devices  connecting with television network s are the reason why many shows succeed for so long.

nugget source 4

My 4th nuggets i found feel shows great statistics in proving why social media and mobile devices impact. It is called the hand book of media branding.

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Some facts that help back up my argument on the success on online and television interaction.

-30 percent of respondents age 15-17 said they had discovered new TV shows that they now watch because of a post they saw unsocial media

28 percent stated that social media whelp them remember when to tune into there specific shows on time

-20percent agree its more enjoyable to interact wight he show.

-34  percent of tablet user post comments while watching whatever show

-28 used it for looking up advertisements they showed on the show

Nugget source 3

This website , was a link about the study that “looked at the correlation between online buzz and television ratings on different men in women in different age groups, and they learned which age and gender preferred what, and during what time of the airing season they prefer to watch it it. All from watching 250 peoples live tweets. It also shows a diagram to help understand how it works, and the correlation between the increase on online buzz leads to increase of ratings. Continue reading

Sundays Reflection

So yes in the end i ended up changed my question to

“Is most of the success of shows like Ellen’s, and Jimmy Falllon’s, due to the rise of devices and online sites like youtube channels, and social media? Or has it caused bad effects?”

I think i can get a lot of information on this topic and I’m actually really interested in this. I think there a lot to the internet and devices, and there so many different ways to utilize them to there full potential for great advantages like these so its really interesting to learn how there connect the two.

Reflection and connections


One persons blog i felt that was pretty relatable was this one. We both speak about thing affecting television success in some way whether good or bad.  all tot information on i feel much more comfortable in what I’m doing.

Early this month i was defiantly very unsure of what kind of direction i wanted to go in with my topic, especially because it just felt so boring to me. But now that i found a more specific topic and i can  find a lot more information on this one, i feel much more comfortable in what I’m doing.I think my post are pretty informative and i actually feel like I’m learning, especially after really going throughout the dreamers and comparing everyone else’s points. But I’m thinking i may state my question more like ”

“Is most of the success of shows like  Ellen’s, and Jimmy Falllon’s, due to the rise of devices and online sites like youtube channels, and social media? Or has it caused bad effects?”