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  • HC 205 - Assignment 5 A discussion on the differences between Twitter and SlideShare.
  • Overview of topics discussed What is Twitter? What is blogging? And the  difference between the two Difficulties faced while attempting to learn  Twitter and SlideShare The community aspects of both sites  My experience and thoughts regarding  community aspects on both accounts
  • What is Twitter? The twitter homepage states… “Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co– workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”
  • What is blogging? The term blogging comes from the word web log. Blogging can easily be defined as an online journal or diary. Users of blogs tend to write entries about their day, feelings, news events, or whatever else may pop into their brain! For example, the students of HC 205 use their blogs to post assignments such as this one! Some blog networks are very general, while others discuss very specific topics.
  • What is the difference between the two? Twitter – Blogging – An unlimited amount of words can  140 words or less can be used.  be used. Participants are asked to answer a single  With a general blog, any topic can  question, “What are you doing?”. be discussed. Only network blogs of a Twitter has an option that allows users to  specific topic require users to write update their friends using a mobile device on under any guidelines. Of course, most through the Jabber and GTalk instant blog networks ban users from posting messaging programs. extremely inappropriate content. On the FAQ page of Twitter, it states that  Correct me if I’m wrong, but the  majority of blog sites don’t allow an “Twitter is a type of mini blog”. In other option for users to update from their words, Twitter tends to be a tad shorter than mobile device. I would think blogging a regular blog entry of substance. from a mobile device would be long and tedious anyhow.
  • The difficulties of learning Twitter and SlideShare… To be completely honest, I didn’t find learning these two online networks difficult at all. Twitter was probably one of the easiest networks to sign-up for. They have a big green button that says, “Get started – Join!” You are only required to give Twitter your e-mail address and to create a username and password. It’s so simple! The site is so nicely laid out that anyone who can read will be able to easily create and update a Twitter account. Twitter is readily available to answer any questions or help their users. Visit this website to view the help/question page. Learning SlideShare was a breeze too! Just like Twitter, SlideShare only asks for an e-mail address and to create a username and password. No other personal information is needed. All the little green tabs at the top of the SlideShare homepage do exactly what they say. For example, to upload this slide – I would simply click “upload” and then click “browse and select files”. It even tells you (right under the “browse and select files” button) the type of files you can upload to SlideShare and the max size they can be. By clicking community you can join/view the slides of different communities. The website also gives you the options of seeing recently viewed slides, the most commented slides, the best rated, etc. Slide share also has a help page here.
  • Community aspects… Twitter allows users to “follow” other users. Because Twitter asks users the general question, “What are you doing?”, no communities of a specific topic exist. Third party applications have been created on Twitter, including a link to Facebook. These exploration tools can be viewed here. SlideShare has a whole page dedicated to communities and community activity here. For example, this group titled “Words of Inspiration” displays an array of slides from various users all dedicated to quotes of inspiration.
  • My use and thoughts on these community aspects… On SlideShare I created an HC 205 group, so other OU HC 205 students can post their SlideShare presentation for this assignment (and maybe others) or any other slides they wish to enlighten others with. Although SlideShare has some communities that are a little bit far-fetched an unorganized. I believe it provides a wonderful service and has a wealth of information to offer! I also found this ( http://www.slideshare.net/jbrenman/shift-happens-33834/ the file is large so you may want to copy and paste it into your browser) excellent SlideShare presentation. It coincides with what we have been learning in class.