Not great, but could have been worse!
For my spreadable media task, I attempted to get 2 media artefacts to spread, and despite releasing and tweeting the artefacts at peak times, they still did not get particularly far.
For my video of Ben Haenow’s live audition on The X Factor UK, the views on YouTube were poor, the Facebook views were slightly better and there were no retweets on Twitter. Hardly going viral. Below are the view counts from the video and from where they were viewed via YouTube.
On Facebook, the video reached 261 views, but the analytical tools are pretty much none existent unless you have posted the video using a ‘ Facebook Page’. This video did receive 4 likes, which, considering I don’t use Facebook too often, could have been worse.
The video got none to very, very little attention on Twitter, despite using the top trending tag and relevant tags in my tweets.
So, what went wrong?
For this task, I think part of my downfall might have been choosing a video or subject that already has a huge online profile. On YouTube, there are thousands of videos from X Factor, and other similar shows, from all around the world, and despite using relevant tags and giving it a suitable title, it just won’t get noticed.
For Twitter, I believe it failed to spread simply because at the time I was initially tweeting, Twitter was blowing up with tweets about The X Factor Finals. There were celebrities and people with a lot more followers than me using the hashtag #XFactorFinalResults meaning, I would not show up on the ‘Top’ page and instead, I would show up as 1 person amongst the thousands of ‘Tweeters’.
In this case, the silver lining is Facebook. Despite only receiving 4 likes, the video received 261 views in just over 2 days, which means just under half of my ‘Facebook friends’ have seen it.
So, in summary:
- Twitter – FAIL
- YouTube – FAIL
- Facebook – WIN (kind of)