WKU POP 201

Introduction to Popular Culture Studies

Groggy chapter 3 post

Posted by jacobkaraglanis on March 2, 2017

I am currently starting this blog post at 3:06 am, due to the fact I severely procrastinated all of my work due for March 2nd. Though as I wrapped up chapter three of Spreadable Media, I had to reread it a couple of times before I my tired mind could even begin to formulate opinions on what I had read (which is still completely my fault).

Though one point really seemed to stick out to me as I read, and reread this section that we were assigned. The point that popped out to me, was the part of the book that referenced “The Total Engagement Experience.” This notion was interesting to me. This is because this topic makes me think about how immersive the culture of our society has become. I see this point that is being made, as an ode to the multiple, expanding, and always changing platforms of media that are in control of us today.

These platforms such as: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. have come to rise up to great new heights with their products almost daily. This is seen by the constant demand that we the people have for more and entertainment. These sites have taken over sporting and television with their ability to watch things live. They have added videos and polls and more and more updates so that us consumers can always fully immerse ourselves in whatever is happening at that moment. And as these platforms started at this, many other sites or companies started to do the same in order to keep their competition alive and products/ services relevant. Thus pushing our pop culture into an almost exclusive online culture, and leaving the older kinds of media in the dust, due to the simple fact that they cannot engage the consumer totally and completely.

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4 Responses to “Groggy chapter 3 post”

  1. faythleighann said

    I agree with the examples you gave that give the audience an engaging experience. This is especially true with Twitter. The fact that it is so easy to retweet or favorite or even link to another person’s post or video shows that constant updates and relativity to the audience’s wants. Twitter has the idea of an engaging experience to the nail.

  2. emmaeled said

    It almost raises the question how much or if it all should free sites like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram be compensated. Now franchises and TV networks can place adds or “promote” their tweets reaching more people. Or looking at how much the sites make from the engagement. Surely their prime ratings and times for the number of posts and interactions rise during these shows that engage the audience members and make them more money.

  3. laurenivey22 said

    I definitely agree with your subject touch on audience engagement. The more the audience likes to show, the more positive publicity the show will get, causing higher profit and ratings. Same with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. They all are easy ways for audience members to get involved easier and quicker and promote or discourage the tv show they have been watching.

  4. marylennoxhalf said

    I completely agree about the rise of social media. Everytime a show comes on, I love turning to twitter to see what people are saying about the episode. Polls and videos on these sites make you more interested and committed to the show.

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