What is your objective? What effect should your message have on viewers? This will strongly inform how your photo message is graded however. How well does your image live up to its intended message and effect?
These character messages should convey a sense of urgency to the reader. Each topic is modern and relevant to today and now. The photo message is tied to the below message because of the need for citizens to participate in domestic protesting. If these messages’ are to inspire or inform, then they have accomplished their intended goals and desired affect.
What concrete, specific actions do you want people to take after seeing your message– for example, visiting a website, volunteering, donating money, or buying a product? What action links will you use?
My anticipated outcome would be inquiry and focused thought about these four issues. Because each issue has the potential to be profound for the viewer, I would expect a mixed amount of emotional responses and activity. In its best accomplishment, these messages’ are a call to action. Ideally, people go forward and request or make political, social and environmental change.
Compose a series of three or more possible variations on the same message. What fun and different ways can you word and re-word your basic idea?
“People Before Profit: Corporate Personhood is Bull$hit.”
I think this message could be altered to leave out the curse word in order to be more accessible to a wider audience. Insertion of more symbols or different arrangement of message could make it different.
One message similar that I like more, but is not mine: “I’ll believe corporations are people whenTexasexecutes one.”
What kinds of people or audiences do you intend to reach? Who are some of the people that your message won’t appeal to? This will also inform how your photo message is graded.
These messages are for people that are ‘plugged in’. In other words, people that spend time on the internet, and more specifically, Twitter and Facebook. These messages may not appeal to more conservative folks or people that are in support of things such as the Pipeline or cooperate personhood. In regard to the Oil Spill, the message is a comment on the flippancy of the mainstream media. Surely, no one is in support of the BP oil spill disaster. These tweets can potentially appeal to a large audience with the current political climate.
Can you think of any news events, current happenings, and cultural trends that to which you can tie your message?
The character messages’ I’ve posted thus far are cultural trends, ideas, or news. Furthermore, because the Occupy Wall Street movement is so eclectic, several other groups, scholars, musicians and organizations are in support of the domestic protesting. Arab Spring is another “trend” the message may be tied to.
Using your composed variations and preferably tied to current trends and news tweet on your message and on your general subject. Everyone is required to do a minimum of 10 tweets spread out over several days (not all at once).
Link to each tweet in the comments section of your public class blog post. Also link to any re-tweets (RT) of you tweets. RTs and large numbers of followers will boost your grade.