•World Wide Use
What is twitter?
Impacts on B.C.G.A
Dangers of Twitter
Examples of Twitter Use
• 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.
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.
•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
• Main use in government: To inform the people
•Direct to the Public
Twitter in CommunicationsTwitter in Communications
• Available 24/7
• No distance restrictions
• Celebrities can use their accounts anywhere and
• 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
Twitter in AcademicsTwitter in Academics
experts, current issues,
learning domains , professor
•Watch what you say
•Everyone can see it
•Stephen Fry – most followed celebrity
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
Twitter is a social networking site
Used by B.C.G.A.
Benefits as well as dangers
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