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  • 1. Cherie Dargan—Facebook & Twitter “Grow up” & in the news Cherie Dargan, Supper Club Speech Cartoons, 4/21/09 Page 1
  • 2. Cherie Dargan—Facebook & Twitter “Grow up” 1) Are we so obsessed with the web that we are isolating ourselves from family and friends in the quot;real worldquot; in order to have a life online? 2) Is the quick and easy interface of Twitter and Facebook encouraging people to be even more self involved, posting the silly trivia of their day? 3) Are features like the 140 character limit of Twitter and Facebook's brief postings on the wall making us even more fragmented in our thinking and communication style? 4) Will all of this quick communication make us more distracted, and less able to focus on creating or reading/processing longer chunks of text? 1) Engage people in discussing topics, sharing ideas, interacting online (the Church in Seattle, WA) 5) Is the line between personal and professional--and public 2) Let people quot;followquot; others and get quick updates on their and private--even more blurred by the use of Facebook and activities and thoughts and daily routines (Rachel Maddow, Twitter? Rick Sanchez, Barak Obama, Joe Biden) 6) Shirky points out that the line is also blurring between 3) Give quick headlines and news (CNN, Courier, KWWL) cyberspace and IRL, as people make plans on FB & Twitter to 4) Educate and support people (Weight Watchers) meet up. He even suggests that it is changing the way that 5) Mobilize people to act (or vote, or buy, or show up--see people make plans, as in “text me when you get done with your Clay Shirky's book) meeting and we’ll meet up…” 6) Strengthen interpersonal relationships (and find out things about your spouse that he/she would never tell you F2F—”Texas Red Chili” incident) Cherie Dargan, Supper Club Speech Cartoons, 4/21/09 Page 2
  • 3. Cherie Dargan—Facebook & Twitter “Grow up” Researcher danah boyd (did her doctoral dissertation on The Pew Internet Research Project identity, teens and SNS (it’s posted online) http://www.pewinternet.org/Media-Mentions/2009/Facebook- http://www.danah.org/papers/ takes-strides-toward-Twitter-territory.aspx Writer Lev Grossman. “Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies. “Time Writer Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The power of Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 organizing without organizations. Penguin Books, 2008. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1879169,00.html http://www.shirky.com/ (his website) Face Book In Reality - idiotsofants.com and BBC's The Wall. http://www.herecomeseverybody.org/ (his book’s blog) This video pokes fun at Facebook, and shows how silly it would be Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Social Media Strategist Andy in “real life” to have someone show up at your front door, asking if Carvin about Face book's fifth birthday. Feb. 7, 2009 · you want to be their friend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrlSkU0TFLs http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10037732 9 http://tumblr.com I will post the entire PPT on Googledocs. http://twitter.com I will also post a shorter one with only the http://facebook.com cartoons. http://cherieedtech.tumblr.com/ Cherie’s Tumblr page Cherie Dargan, cheriedargan@gmail.com http://twitter.com/professorpost Cherie’s Twitter page http://twitter.com/MikeDargan Mike Dargan’s page Cherie Dargan, Supper Club Speech Cartoons, 4/21/09 Page 3