Practicum Post #1: Presentation Tomorrow on MicrobloggingPosted: October 11, 2011
Tomorrow I’ll be presenting on my practicum project. I was assigned to microblogging and decided to focus my efforts on Twitter. I’ll begin by discussing how Twitter works, for those of you who do not frequent the site, and touch on some of the common practices people use. I’ll also be focusing on how popularity is gained, how different types of users (media sources, celebrities, etc.) use Twitter, and the way people present their identities on the site. To finish, I’ll discuss the similarities and differences between blogging and microblogging, as well as how Twitter is exemplary of Web 2.0. My group and I will also compare our three projects and explain how they are related and differ.
I’ve been making a lot of progress on my project, and I have a lot of great information to share with all of you. While many of you already have Twitter accounts, I hope I can provide you with some helpful information from my personal experiences.
My question for all of you is: Twitter only allows users to “Tweet” up to 140 characters at a time. Do you think this is representative of our fast-paced society, and do you think it is an effective and appropriate way to get information out to “Followers”?
Have a good night,