Twitterlecture4

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  • Twitterlecture4

    1. 1. Twitter Democracy A changing news media in 140 characters
    2. 2. Newschecks • http://twitter.com/ • Twitter fail • We also talked about this yesterday. • And a few new rules of the road
    3. 3. Wisdom of crowds • Follow up to our discussion yesterday. • One applications: Wikipedia • You know ... • The vision, Creative Commons
    4. 4. Liar, liar & verity • John Segenthaler • If true ... Pizza • How does a company respond? • Then again, what if the SM thinks it’s a lie, but it’s really true? • And, finally,Wikipedia strikes back
    5. 5. Epistemology • Whose job, the crowds, the reader, both? • Distributed knowledge. • Competing world views • Looking in the mirror at Google • Or Wikipedia
    6. 6. Epistemology • Or another idea about truth.
    7. 7. Rumor has it ... • The New York Times tells .... • A little PR war • Check your Zune. • Microsoft • Unpresident (and this rumor is still current, just look at Twitter)
    8. 8. Discuss: • How do we know, what’s true? • Methods to test • Does wisdom of the crowds work? How? • Exercise • And some trends to watch ...
    9. 9. Conspiracy Central • Ron Paul
    10. 10. TV discovers Twitter Big News: Local, national and global
    11. 11. Trusting contributors • The referee model?

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