How People are using Twitter at Conferences
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How People are using Twitter at Conferences



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  • How People are using Twitter during Conferences Martin Ebner
  • Technology enhanced Learning
  • Mobile Learning?
  • „Hence, learning materials must be desinged for easy access by the nomadic learners during using mobile technology regardless of where they are located and which network infrastructure they are using to access information“ Allen, 2007
  • Is microblogging a possibility for a specific community to exchange ideas, interests and information?
  • Microblogging is a small-scale form of blogging, generally made up of short, succinct messages, used by both users and business to share news, post status updates and carry on conversations Templeton, 2008
  • Different kind of people using microblogs Templeton, 2008 Java et al, 2007 Exchanger Communicator Daily Chatter Reporter
  • What can you do on Twitter? - 140 character - from mobile, client or web interface - Followers - Direct messages - @Replies and Retweets - #Hashtags - Open API
  • btw, thanks for the last slide to ...
  • Twitter ok, but what is the power behind?
  • Question to the community
  • ... and i got their answers within 7 minutes
  • It is about a communication, collaboration, social networking - in a very, very new way
  • before during after
  • Twitter stream at conference (ED - Media 08)
  • Research Question: Who is using Twitter at conferences and why?
  • Question: Role of respondents at conferences
  • Question: Respondents actively tweeted during conferences
  • Question: Purposes of using Twitter by attendes
  • „in the background we discussed things more deeply than the guys on the stage“ versus „Twitter can be distracting - you pay less attention“
  • Microblogging as potential for the future - if we see it as a new communication channel ...
  • ... maybe also between monsters
  • SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner