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Biomimetic Signaling in Twitter | MakerLab Blog - 0 views

    There's an emerging degree of swarming, coordination, just in time planning, that makes a cohesive group appear to exist out of a series of autonomous individuals. I've personally witnessed people get rides from airports at midnight after the transit stopped, people collectively swarm to try track down a stolen bicycle, venue changes for meetings where nobody misses a beat, random get-togethers facilitated by a real time awareness. There is a kind of real time responsiveness not present with services such as email, the telephone, the classifieds or even newspapers and television mass media.
Zhifeng Sun

Twitter: A Case Study on Social Media Relations at Emergence Media - 0 views

  • “Linkerati” (Highly vocal and connected influencers)
    • Zhifeng Sun
      "...eciprocation is a natural component of human relationships. It's not strange to find it in social media"
  • 3 different types of Twitters: Conversational, News Item and Reputation Monitoring Twitter Users
Hiroshi Tsujimura

Los Angeles earthquake chokes phone calls, not Twitter | News - Wireless - CNET - 0 views

  • Given it was her first earthquake experience, Wilson did what comes naturally--she twittered it.
  • "As soon as I got dressed, I twittered my experience from my cell phone," Wilson said. "I usually twitter to 80 friends, but I now have 274 messages from people commenting on it."
    Twittering and texting may be the way to go in an emergency, given landline and cellular phone networks were heavily congested as callers jammed the lines, creating frustration for some users who had difficulty getting calls through.
Jeff Johnson

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship - 0 views

    Abstract: Social network sites (SNSs) are increasingly attracting the attention of academic and industry researchers intrigued by their affordances and reach. This special theme section of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication brings together scholarship on these emergent phenomena. In this introductory article, we describe features of SNSs and propose a comprehensive definition. We then present one perspective on the history of such sites, discussing key changes and developments. After briefly summarizing existing scholarship concerning SNSs, we discuss the articles in this special section and conclude with considerations for future research.
Rick Powell

Oxfordgirl vs Ahmadinejad: the Twitter user taking on the Iranian regime | World news |... - 5 views

    Known only by her Twitter name, Oxfordgirl has emerged as a crucial link between the protesters and the outside world. "Before they started blocking mobile phones I was almost co-ordinating people's individual movements - 'Go to such and such street,' or 'Don't go there, the Basij [militia] are waiting,' " she said. "It was very strange to be sitting in Oxford and co-ordinating things like that."
Maggie Verster

Twitter and the riots by @mjrobbins - 2 views

    How twitter can be used in emergency situations in a positive way
my mashable

Quub : New Micromessaging Service, Update Your Online Status - 0 views

    In the past years communication and way to communucate changes dramatically. The advent of the social and mobile web has made it easy to connect to large groups of people. Web technologies are used to connect millions of people online. This eases the sharing information simpler. Following the Social media smashers Twitter and FaceBook, It's tome now to micromessagging service from Quub, In this fast moving world stay connected over millions of people is a real tough one. To effectively deal with maintaining so many connections, frequent status updates have emerged as a popular method of staying in contact.
George Abraham

10 Twitter Tools for You - 0 views

    Twitter is one of the most popular micro blogging and social media site, which is growing at a rapid pace. A lot of individuals and organizations are using Twitter in order to enhance their sales and marketing. It is also effective in brand building. Twitter is a social media site where you can express your views and thoughts in 140 characters. You can also share links along with your thoughts. A lot of tools are available which makes the usage of Twitter more smooth. I have been trying a lot of tools and each day many new tools emerge, which are simply superb. I would like to share some important Twitter tools that I have found useful in managing Twitter accounts.
Caroline Bucky-Beaver

Emerging Technologies Librarian: "Looking for Twitterers in All the Wrong Places" - One... - 0 views

    Great ideas for how to find people on Twitter.

Jeremey's Weblog: Why Twitter? - 0 views

  • Twitter is direct. I can work out lunch arrangements or a meeting about a business opportunity very quickly, with multiple people, from anywhere, as long as I have at least SMS access. This gets at the heart of what Twitter is... Twitter is another level of indirection (for you C programmers), or another layer (for you networking people), for connecting people, and that, combined with its simplicity and ease of operation, makes it very powerful. It's a big lever and a light touch is all you need
  • Finally, Twitter is a powerful tool for "grass-roots" information. All of that connectedness and genuine interaction leads to a lot of real-time information sharing, everything from restaurant criticism to traffic reports to emergencies, with real results. Real people help each other, inform each other, etc. This is what the media have picked up on and part of why they now can't speak a sentence without saying something about Twitter.
    • Iris Deters
      Good summary. At first I didn't get what all the fuss was about. Why would one want to read or even monitor someone's constant stream of 140 characters gibberish. I'm too busy as it is. Later I start to realize, hey, this is a much quicker way of checking out what your friends are up to, getting some instant Q&A response, or conducting research on practically anything or getting a real-time pulse of the latest buzz. Then I also realize this is so much easier than to write a blog - which one always needs to be so much more deliberate in composing a good post. Whereas Twitter, you just need to share whatever on your mind at the moment. Thus, another Twitter convert is born, and loving it!
    • Maggie Tsai
      You come to the right group :-)
    One guys idea of the Why's of using Twitter.
Elizabeth Koh

Collaboration 2.0? Twitter team-ups for fun and profit - 7 views

    While offering only 3 concrete pointers for collaboration, the article does paint a positive future for twitter.
Andrew Long

Emergency alert provider sues Twitter over patents | Computerworld - 0 views

    As Twitter's ongoing global love-in continues it was only a matter of time before the inevitable patent violation law suits.
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