Twitting for Language Education             Derya Erice         IATEFL Harrogate 2010
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"                               Dr. Martin L...
In this presentation:•   What is Twitter?•   Who uses Twitter? Webheads? Twitter Types?•   Twitter CA•   Twitter Applicati...
Why do we blog?                             5 major motivations:                             3. Documenting one’s life    ...
Twitter typesTwitter pers onalities :• Listener (you follow more than follow you)• Talker (you have more followers than yo...
Content          AnalysisStatement analysis/ Meaning analysis/ Association structure analysis/Qualitative- Quantitative CA...
User A (Demographic info)          Derya Erice, IATEFL   7              Harrogate 2010
User A• 1,096 Following• 2,513 Followers                                November 2009• 196 Listed                         ...
User A                                 Overall   SampledCharacters (all):                10,489    703Characters (words on...
User B (Demographic info)            Derya Erice, IATEFL   10                Harrogate 2010
User B• 1,490 Following                                   November 2009• 2,450 Followers                        # of Tweet...
User B                                        Overall   Sampled Characters (all):                      56,539    644 Chara...
User C (Demographic info)            Derya Erice, IATEFL   13                Harrogate 2010
User C• 654 Following                                    November 2009                                         # of Tweets...
User C                                Overall   SampledCharacters (all):               54,081    708Characters (words only...
User D (Demographic info)             Derya Erice, IATEFL   16                 Harrogate 2010
User D• 1,153 Following                                  November 2009• 1,698 Followers                          # of Twee...
User D                                         Overall        SampledCharacters (all):                    79,595        61...
More tasks:- Learning diary       - Describe an object/- News report            image- Complete the         - Talk about a...
Twitter terminologyhttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tweet                 Derya Erice, IATEFL               ...
‘Some’ of theTwitter sites•   www.twtpic.com            •   www.tweetree.com•   www.twtTrip.com           •   www.twitlogo...
http://twittermap.tv/On twittermap you can:See who twitters in your area.Change your location maually if you follow it.How...
Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 2010   28
http://twitpic.com/            Derya Erice, IATEFL   29                Harrogate 2010
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TweetDeck
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AdvantagesProfessionally: career  opportunities                   In EducationSocial aspect: collaboration,     • Media li...
Drawbacks• Privacy: too much personal info, id/data theft, virus spread• Malicious use: reliability of the info eg. A lega...
http://dancull.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/calling-all-conservators-to-converse/   36
“I tweet, therefore I am.”                             Anonymous       Derya Erice, IATEFL               37           Harr...
Derya Erice, IATEFL                                                                                38    Harrogate 2010   ...
References• http://www.twitter.com• Twitter fan wiki: http://twitter.pbworks.com/WindowsApps• http://nogoodreason.typepad....
References cont’d•   Bos, W. & Tarnai, C. (1999). Content Analysis in empirical social research.    International Journal ...
Thanks!  deryaerice@gmail.comhttp://www.twitter.com/derice        Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 2010   41
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  • Anderson et al (2001) CA a research methodology that uses a set of procedures to make valid inferences from text Smith (2000)CA: a technique to extract desired information from a body of material…by systematically and objectively identifying specified characteristics of the material
  • All 4 users have public profile
  • No of posts initially increases as the no of followers increases but it eventually saturates: users who receive attention from many people will post more often than users who receive more attention
  • Faculty can hold office hours virtually on Twitter, interested sts could go back and see the conversation
  • WOM: conveying info from person to person and plays a major role in customer buying decisions
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    1. 1. Twitting for Language Education Derya Erice IATEFL Harrogate 2010
    2. 2. "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a mindful participant of a community Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 2010 2
    3. 3. In this presentation:• What is Twitter?• Who uses Twitter? Webheads? Twitter Types?• Twitter CA• Twitter Applications• Advantages & Drawbacks Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 3 2010
    4. 4. Why do we blog? 5 major motivations: 3. Documenting one’s life 4. Providing commentary and opinions Simplicity 5. Expressing deeply felt emotions Can be archived Comment 6. Articulating ideas through writing Link 7. Forming and maintaining community groups.SMSRSS (Nardi, Schiano, Gumbrecht & Scartz, 2004)EmailSocial networking platforms(eg.Facebook, Twitterific) Derya Erice, IATEFL 4 Harrogate 2010
    5. 5. Twitter typesTwitter pers onalities :• Listener (you follow more than follow you)• Talker (you have more followers than you follow)• Hub (you have equal followers and followed)http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5_ways_to_have_fun_with_twitter.php Derya Erice, IATEFL 5 Harrogate 2010
    6. 6. Content AnalysisStatement analysis/ Meaning analysis/ Association structure analysis/Qualitative- Quantitative CA/ Hermeneutic-classificatory CAA procedure for analyzing content2.Theoretical level (RQs)3.Establishment of categories4.Pretest (reliability and validity)5.Data collection and evaluation (statistical analysis)6.Interpretation of results (Bos & Tarnai, 1999) Derya Erice, IATEFL 6 Harrogate 2010
    7. 7. User A (Demographic info) Derya Erice, IATEFL 7 Harrogate 2010
    8. 8. User A• 1,096 Following• 2,513 Followers November 2009• 196 Listed # of Tweets: 74 (April, 2010) # of Replies: 4 # of RTs: 4# of tweets: 1950 as of April 05, 2010 Twitter Applications: - Web: 2• Real name & surname - API: 2 - TweetDeck: 70 Derya Erice, IATEFL 8 Harrogate 2010
    9. 9. User A   Overall SampledCharacters (all): 10,489 703Characters (words only): 7,680 554Words: 1,577 102Different Words:  602 68Sentences: 134 12Syllables: 2,255 160 Derya Erice, IATEFL 9 Harrogate 2010
    10. 10. User B (Demographic info) Derya Erice, IATEFL 10 Harrogate 2010
    11. 11. User B• 1,490 Following November 2009• 2,450 Followers # of Tweets: 430• 160 Listed # of Replies: 236 (April, 2010) # of RTs: 168# of tweets: 4577 as of April 05, 2010 Twitter Applications: - Echofon: 137• Real name & surname - TweetDeck: 221 - TweetMeme: 3 - Nest Unclutter: 1 - Web: 67 - Tweetie: 1 Derya Erice, IATEFL 11 Harrogate 2010
    12. 12. User B   Overall Sampled Characters (all): 56,539 644 Characters (words only): 42,732 500 Words: 9,003 108 Different Words:  2,093 80 Sentences: 815 16 Syllables: 13,164 155 Derya Erice, IATEFL 12 Harrogate 2010
    13. 13. User C (Demographic info) Derya Erice, IATEFL 13 Harrogate 2010
    14. 14. User C• 654 Following November 2009 # of Tweets: 397• 1,835 Followers # of Replies: 55• 154 Listed # of RTs: 88 (April, 2010)# of tweets: 3959 as of April 05, 2010 Twitter Applications: - Diigo: 1• Real name (no surname) - Web: 312 - Twitterrific: 58 - Seesmic: 2 - Hootsuite: 1 - Peoplebrowsr : 1 Derya Erice, IATEFL 14 Harrogate 2010
    15. 15. User C   Overall SampledCharacters (all): 54,081 708Characters (words only): 35,534 542Words: 7,315 103Different Words:  1,820 61Sentences: 706 15Syllables: 10,648 167 Derya Erice, IATEFL 15 Harrogate 2010
    16. 16. User D (Demographic info) Derya Erice, IATEFL 16 Harrogate 2010
    17. 17. User D• 1,153 Following November 2009• 1,698 Followers # of Tweets: 571• 121 Listed # of Replies: 413 (April, 2010) # of RTs: 42# of tweets: 7365 as of April 05, 2010 Twitter Applications:Surname + letters from name - TweetDeck: 556 - Tweetie: 14 - Txt: 1 Derya Erice, IATEFL 17 Harrogate 2010
    18. 18. User D   Overall SampledCharacters (all): 79,595 616Characters (words only): 60,317 469Words: 12,962 107Different Words:  2,772 68Sentences: 1,567 14Syllables: 18,748 143 Derya Erice, IATEFL 18 Harrogate 2010
    19. 19. More tasks:- Learning diary - Describe an object/- News report image- Complete the - Talk about a city/ sentence celebrity- Fill in the blanks - Sentence each day- Word of the day story - Sentence correction
    20. 20. Twitter terminologyhttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tweet Derya Erice, IATEFL 25 Harrogate 2010
    21. 21. ‘Some’ of theTwitter sites• www.twtpic.com • www.tweetree.com• www.twtTrip.com • www.twitlogo.com• www.twitrank.com • www.tweetblocker.com• www.tweetboard.com • www.twitip.com• www.twtvite.com • www.twitfollower.com• www.twtpoll.com • www.lazytweet.com• www.twtBizCard.com • www.justtweetit.com• www.twtaway.com • www.rss2twitter.com• www.twtFAQ.com • www.twitxy.com• www.twtQpon.com • www.twtjobs.com Derya Erice, IATEFL 26 Harrogate 2010
    22. 22. http://twittermap.tv/On twittermap you can:See who twitters in your area.Change your location maually if you follow it.How does twittermap work?Follow map_eu, map_tv, map_es or map_de on twitter.Twittermap will look up every 5 minutes for new followers.if a new follower is found, it uses the GoogleMaps API to determine the place of your residence. - If successful you will be displayed directly on the map. - If your location is not found, you receives a message about it and must determine your position.You get a Direct Message with a permanent link to change or delete your position. Derya Erice, IATEFL 27 Harrogate 2010
    23. 23. Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 2010 28
    24. 24. http://twitpic.com/ Derya Erice, IATEFL 29 Harrogate 2010
    25. 25. Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 2010 30
    26. 26. TweetDeck
    27. 27. Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 2010 32
    28. 28. Derya Erice, IATEFL 33 Harrogate 2010
    29. 29. AdvantagesProfessionally: career opportunities In EducationSocial aspect: collaboration, • Media literacy social planning • Role of the teacherFor business: consumers • Process oriented learning become publisher of info bw sts and teachers (Lloyd, 2009) consumer opinions about • Documentation of process brands & WOM (Word of • Informal learning Mouth) (Jansen et al., 2009) • Immediate feedbackFor enginnering: location tracking (Page& Kobsa, 2009) Derya Erice, IATEFL 34 Harrogate 2010
    30. 30. Drawbacks• Privacy: too much personal info, id/data theft, virus spread• Malicious use: reliability of the info eg. A legal case for a fake Facebook user (Lloyd, 2009)• Technology adoption• Social norms (“ignoring a friend request: not shaking a hand”)• Audience management• Information filtering ( Page&Kobsa, 2009) Derya Erice, IATEFL 35 Harrogate 2010
    31. 31. http://dancull.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/calling-all-conservators-to-converse/ 36
    32. 32. “I tweet, therefore I am.” Anonymous Derya Erice, IATEFL 37 Harrogate 2010
    33. 33. Derya Erice, IATEFL 38 Harrogate 2010 Retrieved on March 30, 2010 from http://www.twitter.com
    34. 34. References• http://www.twitter.com• Twitter fan wiki: http://twitter.pbworks.com/WindowsApps• http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2008/03/mo• http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tweet• Image : http://dancull.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/calling-all-conservators• Keyword Analysis: http://www.usingenglish.com/• http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evonline2002_webheads/• http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5_ways_to_have_fun_wi• http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2010/03/17/do-we-learn-m• http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/2008/07/microblogging-for-efl-wi 39
    35. 35. References cont’d• Bos, W. & Tarnai, C. (1999). Content Analysis in empirical social research. International Journal of Educational research, 31.• Lloyd, B. (2009). Professional Networking on the Internet. Proceedings from 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering.• Page, X. & Kobsa, A. (2009). The Circles of Latitude. Proceedings from 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. 40
    36. 36. Thanks! deryaerice@gmail.comhttp://www.twitter.com/derice Derya Erice, IATEFL Harrogate 2010 41

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