David Silver writes:
this semester, twitter is the main mode of communication used by my students and me. twitter has replaced at least three classroom technologies, and has streamlined our outside-the-classroom conversations and collaborations.
twitter has replaced the class listserv. for years, i’ve used a listserv (alternatively called a mailing list or discussion list) to extend [...]
As of December 2008, 11% of online American adults said they used a service like Twitter or another service that allowed them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.
Twitter and similar services have been most avidly embraced by young adults. Nearly one in five (19%) online adults ages 18 [...]
Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope
From the conclusion:
Many people, including scholars, advertisers and political activists, see online social networks as an opportunity to study the propagation of ideas, the formation of social bonds and viral marketing, among others. This view should be tempered by our findings that a link between any [...]
Lindy shared her project for LIS5313 with me via email and I asked her to share her study with TTW readers. Thanks Lindy! Michael
Recently, I read a post from Mashable.com about Twitter’s staggering growth in 2008: Twitter grew 752 percent in 2008 for a total of 4.43 million unique visitors in December! What does [...]
Jenny points to a wonderful post at Museum 2.0:
1. Don’t use Twitter to spam me about visiting.
2. It’s okay if you start by just following.
3. Once you decide to tweet, make it interesting.
4. Tell me something I can’t find on your homepage.
5. Tell me who you are. 6. [...]
Phil Bradley writes:
The method that I use is fairly simple - a) Do I know this person myself? If so, it’s almost a certainty that I’ll add them. b) Do I know of them? Again, if the answer is yes, they’ll get added. c) If I don’t know them, what does their profile say? [...]
You can download the full report in PDF format and click here to tweet about the report.
Here is a glance at some of the more interesting findings.
Twitter is dominated by newer users – 70% of Twitter users joined in 2008 An estimated 5-10 thousand new accounts are opened per day 35% of Twitter [...]
The Best Tweets Include:
Recommended links. Images and videos to share. Something worth replying to and having a conversation over. (Guide to Replies) Something worth retweeting. (Avoiding 1-sided conversations) Announcements about upcoming events. Valid sources of information.
Take a look: http://flatworldschools.blogspot.com/2008/12/twitter-tutorial.html
At the Skokie Public Library Twitter has become a nimble, extremely quick, and easy to use internal communication device. A small group of Skokie employees use Twitter to bounce ideas off one another, solve simple issues such as “how do I check something out to missing,” and even answer reference questions.
What makes me excited [...]
I’m always on the lookout for innovative uses of social tools in libraries. This weekend I got an email from John Wohlers, Library Technology Assistant, Waubonsee Community College, detailing his experiences using Twitter at his library. John writes: I thought you might like to know yesterday at the request of one of our librarians, I added [...]