Trisha Bee, Jeff DiPofi,
Mike Furey
•New technology
•Interactive
•Used everyday
•World Wide Use
IntroductionIntroduction
What is twitter?
Impacts on B.C.G.A
Dangers of Twitter
Examples of Twitter Use
Trends
Concl...
• Twitter is a social networking and micro
blogging website, owned by Twitter inc.
• Twitter users can send and read other...
Twitters Impact on BusinessTwitters Impact on Business
Twitter gives businesses a new way to communicate
with their custo...
•2, 302 government related Twitter users
• Government users identified most important uses of
Twitter for the government: ...
Twitter in CommunicationsTwitter in Communications
• Available 24/7
• No distance restrictions
• Celebrities can use their...
Twitter in AcademicsTwitter in Academics
Build
communities,
conversations,
groups
Converse
questions,
reflection,
discussi...
•Fees
•Watch what you say
•Everyone can see it
•Stalking
•Injuries?
ExamplesExamples
•Stephen Fry – most followed celebrity
•Brittany Spears
•John McCain
•Barack Obama
•Athletes
•New Sources...
Trends of 2009Trends of 2009
News People Movies TV Shows Sports
Iran Election Michael Jackson Harry Potter American Idol S...
ConclusionConclusion
Twitter is a social networking site
Used by B.C.G.A.
Benefits as well as dangers
Future
Questions?Questions?
ReferencesReferences
• Sarah Lyall. (2010, November 13). Rant on Twitter Turns Briton Into a Criminal, and a
Cause :[Forei...
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Twitter in bcga furey

  1. 1. Trisha Bee, Jeff DiPofi, Mike Furey
  2. 2. •New technology •Interactive •Used everyday •World Wide Use
  3. 3. IntroductionIntroduction What is twitter? Impacts on B.C.G.A Dangers of Twitter Examples of Twitter Use Trends Conclusion
  4. 4. • Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging website, owned by Twitter inc. • Twitter users can send and read other peoples’ messages called tweets. • A tweet is a text based post of 140 characters or less displayed on the users profile page. • When a person sends a message it is sent to all of their followers. •Following someone means that you receive there messages on your home page.
  5. 5. Twitters Impact on BusinessTwitters Impact on Business Twitter gives businesses a new way to communicate with their customers. Businesses can use Twitter to quickly listen and respond to customer feedback. Twitter is a great way for businesses to get opinions on their products. Individuals can offer product ideas for businesses. Businesses can advertise their products or great deals that are going on.
  6. 6. •2, 302 government related Twitter users • Government users identified most important uses of Twitter for the government: (1) means of getting word out quickly, (2) importance in public communication, and (3) importance in media communication • Other important uses include public safety and emergency notifications • Main use in government: To inform the people •Listening •Media Relations •Direct to the Public
  7. 7. Twitter in CommunicationsTwitter in Communications • Available 24/7 • No distance restrictions • Celebrities can use their accounts anywhere and anytime • Celebrities use Twitter to create an illusion of intimacy and closeness with their audience • Celebrities use informal language features that give the audience a feeling of privileged access to their lives.
  8. 8. Twitter in AcademicsTwitter in Academics Build communities, conversations, groups Converse questions, reflection, discussion Follow experts, current issues, learning domains , professor announcements Share knowledge, ideas, links
  9. 9. •Fees •Watch what you say •Everyone can see it •Stalking •Injuries?
  10. 10. ExamplesExamples •Stephen Fry – most followed celebrity •Brittany Spears •John McCain •Barack Obama •Athletes •New Sources •Celebrities
  11. 11. Trends of 2009Trends of 2009 News People Movies TV Shows Sports Iran Election Michael Jackson Harry Potter American Idol Super Bowl Swine Flu Susan Boyle New Moon Glee Lakers Gaza Adam Lambert District 9 Teen Choice Wimbledon Iran Kobe Star Trek SNL Cavs Tehran Chris Brown True Blood Doll House Chelsea
  12. 12. ConclusionConclusion Twitter is a social networking site Used by B.C.G.A. Benefits as well as dangers Future
  13. 13. Questions?Questions?
  14. 14. ReferencesReferences • Sarah Lyall. (2010, November 13). Rant on Twitter Turns Briton Into a Criminal, and a Cause :[Foreign Desk]. New York Times (Late Edition (east Coast)), p. A.1. • Grosseck, G. & Holotescu, C. (2008). Can we use twitter for educational activates. Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter- for- educational-activities • Williams, M. (2009, January 07). Governments use twitter for emergency alerts, traffic notices and more . Retrieved from http://www.govtech.com/public- safety/Governments-use-Twitter-for-Emergency-Alerts.html • Dent, Stephen. "What is Twitter and why does it keep following me around?." tweeternet. newsblaze, n.d. Web. 24 Nov 2010. <http://tweeternet.com/>. • Daniel, Nations. "Web 2.0 Glossary R-Z." Web Trends. The New York Times Company, n.d. Web. 24 Nov 2010. <http://webtrends.about.com/od/web20/a/web20- glossary_2.htm>. • How celebrities use twitter. (2010, October 25). Retrieved from http://www.psypost.org/2010/10/how-celebrities-use-twitter-2430

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