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An aerial view of Twitter addiction

An aerial view of Twitter addiction

You’ve heard all of the jargon  – “get connected,” “stay connected,” “connect with friends and family,” etc., etc.  Any one of these phrases could be applied to Twitter, Facebook, blogging or you local cell phone carriers marketing tactics.  Clearly...
Talking Water on Blog Action Day 2010

Talking Water on Blog Action Day 2010

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to spare. Blog Action Day is upon us, and this October 15th, the world is taking to the web and talking water! Tweet me some water? Not possible. But we can talk water. It’s a...
How to become a celebrity in 3 months? #los33

How to become a celebrity in 3 months? #los33

Garcia Marquez would describe it as “Macondo”. Magic surrealism in Latin-America, more than being a novel, is a daily reality. With incredible admiration on the impact of New Media on the society I have followed the big brother tragedy...
What’s got the Greater Manchester Police all aTwitter today?

What’s got the Greater Manchester Police all aTwitter today?

Discard your police scanner, since 5am this morning and for 24 hours only, the Greater Manchester Police have been logging every incident live on Twitter. What’s got them all atwitter? According to their website they want to raise...
Evolution of Twitter through Alternative Ways of Usage

Evolution of Twitter through Alternative Ways of Usage

Since Darwin’s On the Origins of Species the idea of evolution through natural selection has been used in a variety of disciplines, even in the field of media studies. Different types of media are born (being a technical invention)...

Twitter as a Social Filter

Because of its simplicity, people have found many ways to make use of their Twitter account. On a personal level, by sharing their daily thoughts and things that annoy them, for gossip purposes, by following celebrities, or on a...
John Doe is addicted to Twitter

John Doe is addicted to Twitter

From ambient awareness to addiction to the virtual world of tomorrow When your social life is only one Tweet away “What are you doing?” or in more recent words “What is happening?” is a question that can be answered...

Twitter for non-profits, break through or break down?

Twitter provides a platform where grassroots organizations can build a new type of relationship with their beneficiaries, partners and critics. It offers a way to maintain transparency, but maybe more importantly immediacy. In disaster situations, it certainly helps when...
E = Media Combinations2: The survival of the fittest

E = Media Combinations2: The survival of the fittest

Every old medium was once new. And when something gets old we’ve got to search for a way to give it its old glance back. The printed book was once a new medium. It was revolutionary, groundbreaking. But today...
Tweet, Tweet, Twitter Journalism

Tweet, Tweet, Twitter Journalism

The role of the journalist has been changed, or some would argue that it is not there anymore. How is democracy functioning with all the social media around us? Twitter is a powerful tool for politicians to get in...

Twitter Research: What To Study and How To Study It

A quick glance at the Twitter research bibliography compiled by danah boyd shows that Twitter is increasingly being seen as a serious object of study within academic circles; on the aforementioned page there are 69 Twitter-related journal publications, conference...

The Truth Behind Twitter

Since its meteoric rise in 2007 Twitter has been hailed as a revolutionary service that was sure to change all social interactions and structures of communication. The hype has reached such levels that mainstream media actually report on instances...

Twitter, one big cocktail-party. Just go with the flow.

In stead of most media, I couldn’t use Twitter right away, I had to learn it. It took me three attempts to learn Twitter. The first time I started using it as myself, @lottewoerde. I tweeted things like: “doing...
Twitter and cognitive surplus, to create a better world?

Twitter and cognitive surplus, to create a better world?

I post this tweet on my twitteraccount last week. This question leads me to an overarching question: Why Twitter? Why should we participate? Twitter is a tool for microblogging, let see how it works: Twitter can also be seen...
Twitter la #Revolucion

Twitter la #Revolucion

In doubting the power of Facebook and twitter as institutions that proliferate political and social activism, the The New Yorker columnist, Malcolm Gladwell says: “Social networks are effective at increasing participation— by lessening the level of motivation that participation...
Educate Me in 140 Characters or Less

Educate Me in 140 Characters or Less

When packing your bag for school, make sure you have your lunch, books, and favorite Twitter client. The social network is making great strides as an academic tool, as more and more educators realize the benefit of fast, transparent...

Twitter: what are you feeling?

What if our words had no hidden meaning? What if we didn’t play the mind games that we play in deconstructing and (over-)analyzing every sentence or word or gesture and we would have to look no further than the...

Twitter: the Perfect Blend of Internet Content?

Twitter is a combination of different elements and content that other Internet sites and platforms already had. To me, this is what makes Twitter so great: in a way my usage of the Internet is being channeled and collected...
That Twitter Thing That You Do

That Twitter Thing That You Do

So, Twitter. It seems to be all the rage these days. Blog posts about it seem to be popping up everywhere. Then again, a tool that simultaneously fuels revolutions and allows me to share with the world the mundanity...
Twitter as a conceptual frame

Twitter as a conceptual frame

Most people think Twitter was “created” in 2006. These are the same people who think Richard Gere created Buddhism in the 1990′s, just before Madonna created yoga. Folks, like the sun, moon, and stars, Twitter has always been. This...
Research Twitter, Predict the Future

Research Twitter, Predict the Future

Twitter, for many critics, is seen as the platform on which a lot ‘irrelevant’ information, whether personal or not, is shared. Arguments of the presupposed irrelevance of Twitter are paralleled by critics who argue the possible predictive potential of...
TwitterActivism

TwitterActivism

Activism has been around for centuries: Revolts, revolutions, coups, etc. have taken place through the entire course of human history. These countercultural movements have always been in need of some sort of platform to get organised on, be...

Twitter: The next “great good place”?

... or isn't it a bit too hasty to talk about Twitter effects? My activated Twitter account could not be more passive. Two tweets in about two years’ time is my contribution to the broadening of horizons of eleven people...

The World’s Mood in a Box!!

"...A way to get a glimpse of the collective human consciousness as an extension of my own. Something that I don't have to continually check or poll, but instead, like a part of my body, it will tell...