Twitter, the useless son of Web 2.0?


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A presentation by a few Italians on the topic of Twitter. Translated into English by Alex Mou. The original is here

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  • I still think it is useless, there are other sites that have the same function embedded, like myspace... Also, not enough space to post an idea or really promote something...
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  • Heard about twitter before... now I've a better idea of what it is... thanks!
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Twitter, the useless son of Web 2.0?

  1. “ What are you doing?” “Twitter!” <ul><ul><li>Elena aka Senzaaggettivi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Francesca aka Feba </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luca aka Hikari </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translated by Alex Mou from Italian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>WEB 2.0’s useless son?
  2. Do we know all what web 2.0 is? <ul><ul><li>If the reply is no… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the web 2.0 is: </li></ul></ul>1) Social tagging to apply to every object a keyword, folksonomy (collaborative and spontaneous classification, people’s taxonomy) example: flickr, 2) No more from the net to the user. The content is all provided from the user. example: youtube, wikipedia
  3. 3) Foundation on the user, credibility, page rank. example: Credit system of Ebay or the reviews of Amazon The most important example is the great number of the beta versions to wait for the feedback of the user. But also their visits and comments. 4) Participation example: blogs 5) collaborations example: wikipedia, wiki
  4. 6) Trust example: Always wikipedia, needs large trust in fact to share the knowledge and to use it in this manner. Wikipedia is like a great expert for information of niche beyond those generalities (Long tail). 7) Decentralization example: peer to peer 8) Captivating experience of use (rich) example: gmail, google maps, podcast
  5. Phenomena that breed themselves or that breed the web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>1) universal access to the net, constant presence of computer terminals, broadband, mobility, ever possibility of participation. </li></ul></ul>2) sites and portals that depend on the user 3 ) long tail allows to open large markets of niche. A real bookstore with only books of niche would never survive. On internet yes, or preferred.. it is characterized actually on this: Google adsense, Amazon and wikipedia. (Information on hard-to-find things in normal encyclopedia, and updated in almost real time. ) 4) Return to the original version of Tim Berners Lee: democratic, personal, do-it-yourself.
  6. 5) Open source Firefox, Joomla, Wordpress 6) Evolution of websites 7) Decentralization of authority (give the power to the user.) 8) Freedom to share and to reuse. 9) Global conversation: blogsphere, technorati, twitter! 10) Increase the economic value of the web. 12) Innovation of the web: ebay paypal,, skype, adsense
  7. And here come Twitter, Tumblr, Jaiku.. <ul><ul><li>Arrived in the end of 2006 </li></ul></ul>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows users to send &quot;updates&quot; (text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) via sms. Instant messaging, the Twitter website or an application such as Twitterrific. These updates are displayed on the user's profile page and also instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to members of his circle of friends, or allow delivery to everybody (which is the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, or through an application.
  8. But how does it work? <ul><ul><li>1) Open </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) Register yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3) The users add those they want to follow. How? From the Public Timeline or &quot;stealing&quot; from friends they know already. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4) The reception of message can be via the web, or via IM, or via sms , or other. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5) then, start to twitter </li></ul></ul>
  10. The rules of using twitter <ul><ul><li>On Twitter speaks in third person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English is optional, but recommended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter is not a normal IM, not a spamming tool! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On Twitter user does not chat with nor answer to the other users, for that there are the IM or the mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter can be addictive, be forewarned! </li></ul></ul>
  11. The question arises spontaneously ..What purpose to read what people are doing: luca, o elena o dario? <ul><ul><li>And above all, why tell the actual facts via Twitter? </li></ul></ul>
  12. What twitter can do? <ul><ul><li>1) For sharing useful and interesting links </li></ul></ul>2) For announcing a new blog
  13. 3) For promoting events, conferences, party, etc. 4) For sharing ideas
  14. 5) For launch a meme (a blog game) 6) Look for collaboration, support and suggestions
  15. 7) To play with the words
  16. 8) Share facts, citations, anecdotes. 9) For socializing
  17. Twitter also can be used for direct messages Just write: D ELENA message you want to send
  18. You still think it is useless? It has good intentions. Can only say what I do since I had Twitter: 1) I discovered the BarCamp 2) I found attractive blogs 3) I started a new working collaboration 4) I got into Second Life, because people on twitter was talking about it.. 5) I have unexpectedly found overseas vacation resources (translation: new friends abroad) 6) Can better promote events, announce and others. 7) Meet with all the twitterers in Bologna I would stop here. With good intentions, Twitter is not useless to me.
  19. <ul><ul><li>Last, a few “spin-offs” of Twitter </li></ul></ul>
  20. Twittervision <ul><ul><li>Real-time delivery of random tweets, overlain on a Google map </li></ul></ul>We see a little picture of the world vision.
  21. Twitterholic <ul><ul><li>A daily top 100 users list of the most active users </li></ul></ul>
  22. <ul><ul><li>An idea of Feba, Svaroschi and Hikari </li></ul></ul>
  23. <ul><ul><li>Authors’ Twitter pages: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translator’s Twitter page: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For a copy, send mail to </li></ul></ul>