Oi Mate!! Mate Oi!!
Hearing comments from my pitch, my team is branching out and work with more platforms, the first being YouTube. So far, we have 244 subscribers with an average view of 30 in our videos. It’s not the best compared to our Facebook page, but we have to start somewhere.
That’s why we have partnered with Kenh14, as I have mentioned in the Beta Pitch. Kenh14 is basically the Buzzfeed of Vietnam, catering towards younger audiences with Celebrities gossips, lifestyle, fashion and education. Through seeing our potential, Kenh14 has decided to give us our own headings, which can be found here. This has completely changed the way we produce our videos. Now, we see them as educational videos: to help Vietnamese learn English through simple news coverage.
Another interesting thing is our news posts. I have found myself in the middle of the Facebook News controversies and producing / reproducing news constantly. Through that process, I have found it extremely difficult to keep a
piece of news completely objective. I only have the quota of 2 posts/ day, while hundreds of news are going on, I have to limit down and chose what headlines can go up → Bias 1. Not only that, gathering sources for the news require taking a stand/having an opinion to decide which information to keep and which to keep out, not to mention which one to highlight as a clickbaity title → Bias 2.
Check out a post I wrote about the federal election where I had to choose the stand of international students.
“[It’s argued that] an important element of sharing news on social media is the expression of a private state – a person’s opinion, emotion or view” – Welbers & Opgenhaffen, 2018.
There will also be an update with Facebook Australia, where they will hide the number of likes following the Instagram controversy, which would be interesting to note with our further plan with Facebook posts.
Let me know what you think!!