Twitter terms of service(ToS)          explained
In order to understand the Twitter ToS,we need to consider not just the wordingbut we need to look at the implications tot...
Twitter and your identity
I thinkTherefore I amSo surely …
IF I tweetTherefore I am (also!)
Lets look at the Twitter ToSto see if this really is true!
Freedom of Expression and Liability
Is freedom of expression possible on Twitter ?YES,but you are responsible for what you post
YOU are accountable for any consequencesresulting from the content you post on Twitter
TWITTER suggests:You should consider the fact that your tweetsmay be viewed around the world instantly
CONSIDER that your tweets might betaken out of context by diverse audiences
ACTION can be takenby parties that perceive themselvesto have been injured by your Tweets
CONSIDER the legal implications of your tweets
A case against a tweeter named ‘Mr Monkey’was brought to court in California by theTyneside council in Englanddue to alleg...
Ownership of Content
YOU own what you post
Copyright and reuse of your Content
BY using their services,you license Twitter to publish your tweets
BUT Twitter and its partners can do whatever theylike with your tweets,wherever they like,and they owe you nothing for it
YOU give Twitter a• world-wide,• royalty free licence• with the right to sub-license your content
Twitter can do the following with your tweets• Use, copy• Reproduce, process• Adapt, modify• Publish, transmit• Display an...
IF you find that your content is used elsewhere,you can insist that you are credited as the owner
Your Privacy
IDENTIFYING information including your IP address,browser type, and Web pages visitedmay be logged by Twitter
YOUR information may be sharedwith Twitter’s trusted third parties
SALE of your information may occurin the event that Twitter is involved in a bankruptcy,merger, acquisition, reorganizatio...
Limitations of service
SERVICES are not directed to personsunder the age of 13 years
Your identity online revisited
LETS reconsider our original propositionI tweet, therefore I am
YOUR tweets will reach your followers and othersexactly as you sent them
BUT global audiences might read differentmeanings into your tweets
AND Twitter or their partnersmight alter or present your tweetsin contexts you never imagined
SO do my tweets accurately reflectthe meaning that I intended?
If your friendsand followerscan understandyour spelling, thenPROBABLY …
Reference ListBeale, S. [image](2009). Twitter Bird Logo. Retrieved October 09, 2011,            from http://www.flickr.co...
DooFi. [image](2009). Consulting detective with pipe and magnifying glass.           Retrieved October 20, 2011, from     ...
lemmling. [image](2009). Cartoon monkey. Retrieved October 20, 2011, from           http://www.openclipart.org/detail/2229...
Rezende, G. [image](2010). Kids 7. Retrieved October 20, 2011, from          http://www.openclipart.org/detail/74503/     ...
Wessel_smedbager06.[image](2005). Retrieved October 19, 2011, from         from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/        ...
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  1. 1. Twitter terms of service(ToS) explained
  2. 2. In order to understand the Twitter ToS,we need to consider not just the wordingbut we need to look at the implications tothe userof the fact that Twitter is a publiccommunications service
  3. 3. Twitter and your identity
  4. 4. I thinkTherefore I amSo surely …
  5. 5. IF I tweetTherefore I am (also!)
  6. 6. Lets look at the Twitter ToSto see if this really is true!
  7. 7. Freedom of Expression and Liability
  8. 8. Is freedom of expression possible on Twitter ?YES,but you are responsible for what you post
  9. 9. YOU are accountable for any consequencesresulting from the content you post on Twitter
  10. 10. TWITTER suggests:You should consider the fact that your tweetsmay be viewed around the world instantly
  11. 11. CONSIDER that your tweets might betaken out of context by diverse audiences
  12. 12. ACTION can be takenby parties that perceive themselvesto have been injured by your Tweets
  13. 13. CONSIDER the legal implications of your tweets
  14. 14. A case against a tweeter named ‘Mr Monkey’was brought to court in California by theTyneside council in Englanddue to alleged slanders on Twitter
  15. 15. Ownership of Content
  16. 16. YOU own what you post
  17. 17. Copyright and reuse of your Content
  18. 18. BY using their services,you license Twitter to publish your tweets
  19. 19. BUT Twitter and its partners can do whatever theylike with your tweets,wherever they like,and they owe you nothing for it
  20. 20. YOU give Twitter a• world-wide,• royalty free licence• with the right to sub-license your content
  21. 21. Twitter can do the following with your tweets• Use, copy• Reproduce, process• Adapt, modify• Publish, transmit• Display and distribute READ: Your content is their treasure
  22. 22. IF you find that your content is used elsewhere,you can insist that you are credited as the owner
  23. 23. Your Privacy
  24. 24. IDENTIFYING information including your IP address,browser type, and Web pages visitedmay be logged by Twitter
  25. 25. YOUR information may be sharedwith Twitter’s trusted third parties
  26. 26. SALE of your information may occurin the event that Twitter is involved in a bankruptcy,merger, acquisition, reorganization,or sale of assets.
  27. 27. Limitations of service
  28. 28. SERVICES are not directed to personsunder the age of 13 years
  29. 29. Your identity online revisited
  30. 30. LETS reconsider our original propositionI tweet, therefore I am
  31. 31. YOUR tweets will reach your followers and othersexactly as you sent them
  32. 32. BUT global audiences might read differentmeanings into your tweets
  33. 33. AND Twitter or their partnersmight alter or present your tweetsin contexts you never imagined
  34. 34. SO do my tweets accurately reflectthe meaning that I intended?
  35. 35. If your friendsand followerscan understandyour spelling, thenPROBABLY …
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