On October 3, 2013, I volunteered to work at the TTU Outpost Command Center. Our job that night was to monitor different TV shows that either had season premieres or series premieres. We were each assigned a different show.
We were supposed to run an analytics report on Hootsuite right when the show came on TV, during the middle of the show and right when the show ended to see what all the buzz was about. For analytics, we monitored Twitter only but did Key word analytics of our show. Therefore, I monitored @TheMillersCBS and “The Millers.” We also did sentiment reports, which monitored the positive and negatve things tweeted about the show. Unfortunately, the movie “We are the Millers” had just recently come out in theaters so it was difficult to tell if people were tweeting about the movie or the TV show.
Something interesting that happened to me while I was volunteering was that as I was scrolling through tweets to see what people were saying about The Millers about 30 minute prior to it showing, I noticed someone tweet @TVGuide saying they “suck” and got the schedule wrong. According to the CBS website, The Millers wasn’t premiering until the following week… TV Guide had printed it wrong. Some people truly did think it was coming on that night and were very disappointed when 8 o’clock rolled around and it was not on.
Trevor Bell still had be run reports on it thought to see what people were saying anyway! I learned many valuable skills from volunteering at the outpost and I think it will look excellent on my resume! I have actually used this skill for other classes and teachers are very impressed! J