Project thesis- Twitter as performance space. That is, how might rhetors conceptualize Twitter to foster re-circulation.
https://twitter.com/Katersoneseven

Plan-

Who's involved – me!
The question or topic you're going to address: I want to look at what people do to use twitter as a stage to make things to get recomposed/re-tweeted. Katersseventeen has a job of being a vlogger on YouTube. She changed her stylistic strategy started a twitter to talk to and entertain fans in new ways. She uses progression by posting things about her videos and responding to people on both YouTube and on twitter. She also uses kairos and rhetorical velocity between twitter and YouTube to give teasers about her upcoming acting, videos, and commenting back and forth. By posting on twitter she has a new audience and even more ways to re-circulate.

Other readings I'll be consulting:

• Yahoo search
• Google
http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/13.2/topoi/ridolfo_devoss/velocity.html by Jim Ridolfo and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss
• Our text
• The pamphlets by Sheridan, Ridolfo, and Michel

Method:

I am going to find out how many times a few scattered tweets of hers are re-tweeted and recirculated o Looking at her comments and where she responds
o Where she gets more favorites and where she gets more
• How many times she references her videos
• How many followers she has on YouTube and twitter
• How she changes tactics on each site.
• What rhetorical strategies she uses in her tweets

Katers audience

is mostly game enthusiasts, cat lovers, people who love positivity, fantasy book lovers, MOST ARE YOUTUBERS and fellow film-makers. Very random many like to shout out random things like "I am the bagel" under their username. (YourObamaMama ‏@YourObamaMama, I am the bagel. )

The purpose

of the vlogs changed from just for fun to entertainment to gathering moments and thoughts from her life. She also does it in a way that she tries to keep it all positive.

forum- Twitter a micro-bloging website.

compositions-silly ideas and epiphanies.
• -when she makes a new video.
• -when she sells something for charity.
• -When it's too cold to get out of bed
• -When she feels like she has something interesting to say or do.
• -When she gets a new pet or item

contributors-

Latley she has been doing "ask Kate questions" where anyone from twitter or youtube can ask her questions about her life. So in this way everyone can contribute. She usually spends a lot of time answering comments on twitter and youtube. And sometimes brings them up in a video.

collaborators-

She is going to be married to Cory Williams who is also on YouTube and they work together quite a lot.


rhetorical features

appropriate to your study: stylistic moves she uses
Katers uses a lot of paeanismus which is exclamations of joy.
She uses emotional appeals to connect to the audience: pathos
These could also be considered for the most part Epideictic.
By choosing to keep most of her posts about positive things and omitting most of the bad things that happen to her, she can gather a certain audience who want more joy in their life.
Mempsis: complaining agaist injuries and pleading for help. Commiseratio: envoking pity in the audience. Dinumeratio- amplifying a general fact by giving all of it’s details. Also could be auxesis: words or clauses placed in climatic order. Ex: Ummm okay.. Half of one of my molars just broke off? Is this a nightmare? Am I awake? :/
Augendi causa: raising the voice for emphasis. Epexegesis: adding words or phrases to clarify or specify further. Ex: “ASK ME ANYTHING! Your question could be in my next Q&A video!”
Exuscitatio: emotional utterance that seeks to move hearers to like feelings. Comprobatio: complimenting one’s judges or hearers. Ex: “I love you xD You're the ever supportive family! No matter what I do, you're always right there for me. Very good to know :)”

means of recirculation,

recomposition- Katers retweets fans who cast her in a good light like Hannah Modesitt ‏@HanBamYoutube’s post on 23 Nov “my cat loves your videos LOL Loki @Katersoneseven @smpfilms pic.twitter.com/fjWjnhlQzG” (A picture of her cat pawing at the screen at one of Kate’s videos.)

appropriation-

how the message actually move around is basically by following and if it’s very important, think your audience would enjoy it retweeting. If it is something you like but don’t want to be known for it you favorite it.
Patterns- all people who retweet her are interested in cats and games and

Pattern of omission:

She tries to omit negative things. She also tries not to swear so her audience could have younger children.

Description-

Mostly Epideictic she writes after she gets something like a new phone case with a bejeweled lizard on it or if she



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Observations-

https://twitter.com/Katersoneseven
“Kate 'Katers17'
@Katersoneseven
Katers17, Katersoneseven, KatersGamers, DingDingDoggie
The sunny part of California • YouTube.com/katers17 “

She has tweeted 10,692 times. She is following 540 people and she has 36,891 followers
Since last class 10,779Tweets 568Following 37,068Followers
Since the 8th of December 10,803Tweets 571Following 37,251Followers
In the time I've been watching her she tweeted 111 times, started to follow 31 more people, and has 360 more followers.

On you tube she has three accounts- Katersgamers has 20,303 subscribers, Katers17 has 137,522 subscribers, Katersoneseven has 116,017.
She joined youtube October 3rd 2006.


Katers uses a lot of paeanismus which is exclamations of joy. These could also be considered for the most part Epideictic. By choosing to keep most of her posts about positive things and omitting most of the bad things that happen to her, she can gather a certain audience who want more joy in their life.
She does compose things just for recomposition. On November 29th she posted a picture of herself making a face and hashtagged it as Selfshot and Sexy. It got ten retweets and 62 favorites. More people do favorites rather than retweeting, my hypotheses is they may not think people following them would also enjoy everything they do. Ps- NEVER type in selfshot hash tag unless you want to look at naked ladies looking at themselves. Katers may or may not know this and may be making a statement saying that’s about as sexy as me making this face. Or she could just be being silly. Either way she got a ton of reply pictures of people trying to make the same face. Then some of the people who made the same face got retweeted by her and even other people. Over 42,000 people saw all or a part of the recompositions or original.
The things she has written that don’t get retweeted are simple things like ‘good morning’ (which she wrote on Dec 5th and got 18 fav and 14 comments) The reason it wasn't retweeted was most likely because it seemed more personal. On Nov 13th she posted “I'm going to explode. @JessGreenberg9 has too much beautiful and talent for my brain to compute!” and got only five favorites. But why? I didn’t know who she was so many of her other followers may not have known and people do not seem to follow things that don’t relate to them. Jess Greenberg turned out to have just joined twitter and is a singer guitarist. I have barely seen any of Katers fans being into that. So because they don’t know her they ignored the post. One of the few who favorited it had just bought an cd. Which leads me to think that my hypothisis is true that most didn't know or care about the band.


- Most of her pictures are of her. she also has a fashoin channel on youtube
•appropriation Her tweets are recirculated usually with out re-composition. Usually people just press Re-tweet.
All of her re-tweeted tweets are just re-tweeted so far and all are definitely positive appropriation.
Her tweet stream is gaining more and more followers.
The most salient thing on her page is the big picture quickly followed by her profile picture. Unless the last tweet had a brighter picture. On Katers17's channel she uses warm colors ranging from gold to dark brown. Uses proper english but skips punctuation every once and a while. Most of her favorites, likes and shares are on YouTube where she started.

The recirculation depends on whether or not it connects in some way with the audience, Say when she posted a picture of her making a semi scary/crazy face with the title in hastags of Sexyface and selfshot she set it up for other people to follow her with the same hashtags and post themselves making the same face.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ode to Dubstep Cat <a href="https://twitter.com/Katersoneseven">@Katersoneseven</a> OMG this is seriously the best video ever. So funny <a href="http://t.co/X3oh5uSaOV">http://t.co/X3oh5uSaOV</a></p>— Rachel Elias (@raegirl987) <a href="https://twitter.com/raegirl987/statuses/409453263118155776">December 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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14 retweets 10 favorites on
‘TWO DAYS left on my COSPLAY auction! 100% of the final sale goes to @WWF! http://www.ebay.com/itm/181264646494?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 …’

3 Retweets 12 Favorites on
22 Nov ‘Such a rad day. There is no classy way to say it, it was RAD.

8 Retweets 28 Favorites on
28 Apr ‘OMG hahahaha! Laser Pointers work on wild birds too! I just made him chase it AND try to get it off himself! xD’

24 Retweets 97 Favorites on
3 Apr at 10:33 Is it me or is @TheMeanKitty doing Archery in his sleep? pic.twitter.com/xvGpojyQfM
Kate 'Katers17' ‏@Katersoneseven 1 Dec
DEAR YOUTUBERS/FILM MAKERS! I want a challenge, need a girl for an acting job? I want to apply.

5Retweets 18Favorites

7:13 PM - 1 Dec 13 • Details
(Zoe, one of the people who re-tweeted this is a game enthusiast (Follows Roosterteeth well known gaming and film making website/group)) This tweet got retweeted and thus got legitimized by just the act of taking it seriously.
#selfshot #sexy pic.twitter.com/zhN9XhkWZd


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Rachel Prevost margaret clark(: Miles Kot JessicaLeigh Adam Reade rebecca redondo #Natasha# Stephanie Tricia

2:25 PM - 29 Nov 13
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Kasper E. R. Hansen ‏@Kaspererh 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven you're sexy and you know it… warped lyrics of a song or something… sounded better in my head…
LaneVids ‏@Lanevids 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven #selfshot #sexy pic.twitter.com/4ZdOnRmXNC
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Jennefer Walsh ‏@Miss_Kittypaws 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven Ermagerd! Sho shexy!!!
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Sean(Houston) ‏@Cotyleus 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven kate I adore you but....that face is just...scarrryy.
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Zane ‏@FrozenGenesis 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven #sexy #underchins #ftw pic.twitter.com/wrbQJJSw15
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Autumn ‏@wowzerz1981 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven #that'shot
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Jede Latimer ‏@AFalseSiNN 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven #selfshot #sexy pic.twitter.com/mvDm1waHrL
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The Firecat ‏@FiraFirecat 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven #sexy #selfshot pic.twitter.com/uzw4ulPveI
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The Fingers Of Jonno ‏@TroganXFirefly 29 Nov
"@AFalseSiNN: @Katersoneseven #selfshot #sexy pic.twitter.com/wNr9m0FzBj" OMFG so sexy what's his number
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ღOMG - T A Z Z I Eღ ‏@Tazzie_Walters 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven wow now this is beautiful. what eye liner is that your wearing ;)
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Kate 'Katers17' ‏@Katersoneseven 29 Nov
@Tazzie_Walters Ooh the tattoo makeup! Cheapo from the pharmacy, it stays on!
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ღOMG - T A Z Z I Eღ ‏@Tazzie_Walters 29 Nov
@Katersoneseven Yeah That One :L.. Nice Might Get Some :P
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Olternaut ‏@Olternaut 30 Nov
@Katersoneseven Remember what mom said bout making faces,..

Deliberative -

Nothing!!!!!



Judicial –



8 comments 1 responce 1 retweet 33 favorites
22 Nov "Poor little neglected, unloved, unspoiled lizard.. In the aaaaarms of the Aaaangles "

0 comments 7 retweets 12 favorites
You have all checked out @Katersoneseven's website showing her cosplays and soon to be jewelry shop right? If not: http:/VictoriousNative.com



Epideictic –

8 comments 2 retweets 29 favorites
Nope nope! Too cold! Don't make me! pic.twitter.com/60Xv3h69r2

14 comments 15 retweets 45 favorites
30 Nov 13 "I just retweeted a retweet of my tweet.. #twitter."

5 comments 1 retweet 12 favorites
"Good morning :)"

4 coments(all on the word 'rad.') 3 retweets 12 favorites
22 Nov
"Such a rad day. There is no classy way to say it, it was RAD."

4 comments 1 retweet 35 favorites
"This is hands down the coolest & most sparkly phone case I've ever had. It has my lizard on it! EPIC!! @Cellairis pic.twitter.com/7UZTcbcehw"

8 coments 2 responces 3 retweets 23 favorites
22 Nov "I JUST FLIPPED THE FUDGE OUT!! Butters is my faaaaaaavorite!" @lootcrate pic.twitter.com/nvSqkY3Ayv

6 Retweets 19 Favorites
December 8th Tried to show off my dancing moves, twisted my ankle. Lesson learned! pic.twitter.com/5JktRn6jUW

 2. Jack Bara(Kat) ‏@LateNitePanic 10h
@Katersoneseven I bet you looked majestical!
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3. RAqUEL ‏@ApSciPhsiconaut 8h
@Katersoneseven happens the same here but in Uruguay
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4. Olternaut ‏@Olternaut 2h
@Katersoneseven Oh crap! Careful!
She usually tweets around 9 or ten at night.
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interpretation :



My project was to look at Twitter as performance space. That is, how might rhetors conceptualize Twitter to foster re-circulation. I chose to follow Katers17 because I watch her Vlogs and she is an youtube actress. She has 37,251 followers on Twitter and 137,522 subscribers on youtube.

I’ve discovered a lot. Katers uses a lot of paeanismus which is exclamations of joy. These could also be considered for the most part Epideictic. By choosing to keep most of her posts about positive things and omitting most of the bad things that happen to her, she can gather a certain audience who want more joy in their life.
Infact I’ve gone to at least twenty of her followers pages and I discovered Katers audience is mostly game enthusiasts, cat lovers, people who love positivity, fantasy book lovers, MOST ARE YOUTUBERS and fellow film-makers. Very random many like to shout out random things like "I am the bagel" under their username. (YourObamaMama ‏@YourObamaMama, I am the bagel. )
The purpose of the vlogs changed from just for fun to entertainment to gathering moments and thoughts from her life. She also does it in a way that she tries to keep it all positive. But when she gets injured or sick she does say and usually gets a lot more hits from sympathetic and curious people. She twisted her ankle on December 8th at 2:04 am she posted with a picture of her and her friends making faces and wrote “Tried to show off my dancing moves, twisted my ankle. Lesson learned!” For that she got 10 retweets and 23 favorites. The same day she tweeted with a puffy red and veiny picture of her ankle got 16 retweets and 14 favorites. Before that she was getting 2 to 6 retweets and 4 to 48 favorites.

She does compose things just for recomposition. On November 29th she posted a picture of herself making an interesting face and hashtagged it as Selfshot and Sexy. It got ten retweets and 62 favorites. More people do favorites rather than retweeting, my hypotheses is they may not think people following them would also enjoy everything they do. Ps- NEVER type in selfshot hash tag unless you want to look at naked ladies looking at themselves. Katers may or may not know this and may be making a statement saying that’s about as sexy as me making this face. Or she could just be being silly. Either way she got a ton of reply pictures of people trying to make the same face. Then some of the people who made the same face got retweeted by her and even other people. Over 42,000 people saw all or a part of the recompositions or original.
The things she has written that don’t get retweeted are simple things like ‘good morning’ (which she wrote on Dec 5th and got 18 fav and 14 comments) The reason it wasn't retweeted was most likely because it seemed more personal. On Nov 13th she posted “I'm going to explode. @JessGreenberg9 has too much beautiful and talent for my brain to compute!” and got only five favorites. But why? I didn’t know who she was so many of her other followers may not have known and people do not seem to follow things that don’t relate to them. Jess Greenberg turned out to have just joined twitter and is a singer guitarist. I have barely seen any of Katers fans being into that. So because they don’t know her they ignored the post. One of the few who favorited it had just bought an cd. Which leads me to think that my hypothisis is true that most didn't know or care about the band.

The recirculation depends on whether or not it connects in some way with the audience, Say when she posted a picture of her making a semi scary/crazy face with the title in hastags of Sexyface and selfshot she set it up for other people to follow her with the same hashtags and post themselves making the same face.

Pictures more likely to be retweeted or favorite than anything else videos favorited more than retweeted.

• Kate uses kairos by tweeting that she's making a costume, then posting a video of her wearing it and, then selling it for charity. Four people retweeted.
Katers17 Fanpage ‏@KatersFanpage 9h
You have all checked out @Katersoneseven's website showing her cosplays and soon to be jewelry shop right? If not: http://VictoriousNative.com
Retweeted by Jennefer Walsh (I checked her page- cats everywhere!)
4Retweets 12Favorites
11:31 AM - 2 Dec 13 • Details

Just 24 hours later it got retweeted 2 more times!


far more likely to be re-posted if about kitties





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