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  • 1. Twitter, Facebook & Meaningful Content Lecture 8 :: Dr. Jessica Laccetti Note: Images from Scientific American
  • 2. Outline• Homework Review• Facebook Assignment Examples• Meaningful Content on Twitter• Facebook Page Examples• Homework
  • 3. Homework Review• Half the class will be ready to share with us a summary of Evan Williams’ talk• Half the class will be ready to share with us a summary of “How Twitter will Change the Way We Live”• 15-20 minutes!
  • 4. Evan Williams on Listening to Twitter Users• In groups: – Create a summary of Williams’ talk – Use the google doc presentation option and make your summary PUBLIC – Put the link to your summary in a comment on today’s lecture post – Be ready for me to call our ANY group to share their ppt with the class
  • 5. How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live• In groups: – Create a summary of Steve Johnson’s article – Use the google doc presentation option and make your summary PUBLIC – Put the link to your summary in a comment on today’s lecture post – Be ready for me to call our ANY group to share their ppt with the class
  • 6. Human Ecology & Twitter• The Web Ecology Project set up an experiment in which teams of researchers competed to gain the most Twitter @replies.• Read about the findings here: http://www.technologyreview.com/web/3949 7/• Tell me @JessL what the main findings were.
  • 7. Human Ecology & the Twitterverse• Finding useful information amid the cacophony
  • 8. Homework• Have a look at the Scientific American Citizen Science page• Peruse the projects (note there are useful subject headings like Energy & Sustainability, Evolution, Health etc)• In a blog comment on today’s lecture post, tell me which project you would participate in and why.