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    • Twittering the news The Emergence of Ambient Journalism Alfred Hermida UBC Graduate School of Journalism
    • Twitter time The Daily Show March 2, 2009
      • 131 Twitter accounts
      • 1.47 million followers
      • UK National newspapers
      • Ruth Barnett, Sky News
      • Twitter correspondent
      • Aggregator of journalists’ tweets
      • MuckRack.com
      • Maureen Dowd, 2009
      • “ A toy for bored celebrities and high-school girls.”
      • Ellen Goodman, 2009
      • “ It’s like searching for medical advice in an online world of quacks and cures.”
      • Quoted in Brian Stelter, 2009
      • “ Twitter? I won’t touch it. It’s all garbage.”
    • Multi-faceted, fragmented news experience
    • Georges Seurat La Parade (1889) (detail)
    • Awareness systems
      • Computer-mediated communication systems “intended to help people construct and maintain awareness of each others’ activities, context or status, even when the participants are not co-located.”
        • Markopoulos et al. 2009
    • Awareness systems
      • “ As this technology becomes more affordable, with greater quality and diversity, awareness systems offer tremendous potential for innovation, with a wide range of forms and contexts for transforming the space around us.”
        • Markopoulos et al. 2009
    • Awareness systems
      • Awareness defined as “the ongoing interpretation of representations i.e. of human activity and of artifacts.”
        • Chalmers, 2009
    • Ambient journalism
    • Micro-bursts of data
    • Twitscoop.com
    • NowPublic.com Scan
    • Retweet: @DailyUs
    • Ambient conversation
      • The “stream of messages provided by Twitter allows individuals to be peripherally aware of discussions without being contributors.”
        • boyd et al, 2009
    • The future of Twitter
    • Thank you