Our final end product titled ‘Gamer Feed’ encompasses most of the positives effects and features we have experimented with over the course of the project. The main features include including gifs and placing a hashtag on them to create a trend, an idea which we have shared to other individuals in an attempt to create a collaborative community.
How we utilized caption has also changed in the fact that rather than using mentions and replies to gain suggestions from the community, instead we allowed people themselves to create and publish their own content based on the idea we expressed.
The end result was a massive gaming feed we managed to create under the hashtag ‘JustGTAThings’ that included a wide range of images and gifs made from us, reposted by us and content created by other people (mostly friends willing to help out).
Note: You actually need to be logged in as me in order to really get an idea of what we were trying to achieve, simply going on my twitter page will only display my content, fortunately though I have created a video showcasing our final work.
Overall I think we managed to explore gaming in a way that hasn’t really been achieved, although I don’t think it’s anything ground breaking, I do believe we’ve stumbled across a unique way to explore gaming as a genre – using highlights to collaborate with the community in an instantaneous social network.
Prior to presentation I had expanded on this notion of community, although at this point as Seth suggested, it’s more of a collaboration involving different mediums to express the same concept made by different people including us.
What we did was expand further into using hashtags in order to better collaborate with other gamers. Although we have explored this previously, we expanded on this idea by essentially creating an example of what we’re trying to achieve – by having other friends help us by replying and using the same hashtag to create a collaboration within that specific idea (being #JustGTAThings). The replies and mentions also make it much easier to connect with each other and forming a stronger community with one another – this process isn’t restricted by gif files, as long the work produced relates to the idea we’re trying to enforce it’ll all go towards this notion of collaboration.
As for feedback, there are a couple of things we need to work on, first of all our prototype is nearing completion, the only thing we’re deciding to improve on is the diversity of mediums involved when creating a collaboration within the twitter community. E.g. instead of gifs, we’ll look more into also adding screenshots labeled with replies, mentions and hashtags as well as simply tweets that may contain options for suggestions and anything else related to the tag.
What we need to work on specifically however is the report, we need to clarify our process and go into detail about what we’re trying to achieve and how it’s done as well as the purpose of what we’re trying to create. Also giving our prototype a title which we haven’t really though about just yet. Essentially what really needs to be worked on for us is our presentation and explanation.