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Promulgating Ideas In Twitter Society: Our Purpose in Community & Conversations

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The following presentation was given at the 2009 Cool Twitter Conference in Brooklyn (October 20th). Tara L. Conley discusses building community and engaging in conversations in 'Twitter Society' as a …

The following presentation was given at the 2009 Cool Twitter Conference in Brooklyn (October 20th). Tara L. Conley discusses building community and engaging in conversations in 'Twitter Society' as a means to promote and disseminate ideas. She introduces the term 'snew media' to describe a space where social media and new media intersect. Tara L. Conley is a writer, blogger, and snew media consultant in New York City.

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  • 1. Promulgating Ideas in Twitter Society: Our Purpose in Community & Conversations Tara L. Conley (@taralconley) Writer, Blogger, Snew Media Consultant YouthNoise.com | HeatingOil.com | The Life and Times of a Blogger October 2009
  • 2.  
  • 3. The Evolution
  • 4. Characteristics of a Twitter Society
    • A space where cultural exchanges take place and un/written rules, etiquette, and behaviors are thusly devised and supported by the society.
    • Written Language*
      • @user, RT (retweet), # (hashtags), H/T (hat tip)
    • Etiquette Rules
      • Acknowledge the Tweeter before you RT!
    • Social Clicks
    • Politicking/Rules of Engagement
    • Network Spaces
      • Political, academic, entertainment, music, social issues/non-profit
    • Twitter Jail!
    Twitter Society *See: danah boyd’s “Tweet, Tweet, Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter” (2010)
  • 5. Is Twitter a False Sense of Community?
    • @seanpadilla : 140 characters @ a time can't build community on its own, but it can definitely plant a seed...
    • @littlebrownjen : Hmmm..maybe a new kind of community?
    • When Twitter trends, so does the nation.
      • Twitter has had one of biggest impacts on the news cycle, firstly by often being the first media to break news, in offering a discussion forum around mainstream media coverage, and amplifying stories that have appeared in traditional formats. (Dawson 2009).
    • #balloonboy
    • “ tweetups”
    Twitter as Community? Image: http://seaofstatic.tumblr.com
  • 6. When Tweeting Gets Personal
    • Pick your Twitter battles wisely.
    • Log-off, take a walk, read a book, watch a movie, have sex, eat, get some other work done. Do what you have to do to remove yourself from the contention!
      • “ It’s been real, Tweeps. Gotta go!”
    • RT @TheJLV : Clarifying gets numbing on Twitter.
      • Tone can at times get lost in Twitter translation.
    • Always remember what you’re tweeting for in the first place.
    Tweeting the Personal Image: http://activerain.com/
  • 7. Pick your pitches wisely.
    • “ Twitter is a marathon . . . Longer than a tweet.” –David Patterson
    Tweeting Professionally Twitter makes us better aware of our purpose in the conversation. Images: www.robcubbon.com , www.clipartof.com , www.issnaf.org We have to (re)member, as in reorganize and recollect, the art of networking and conversing with people.
  • 8. Let’s Converse!
    • Twitter.com/taralconley (@taralconley)
    • The Life and Times of a Blogger ( www.taralconley.wordpress.com )
    • Youtube.com/friday025
    • Huffington Post ( www.huffingtonpost.com/tara-l-conley )
    • Myspace.com/tarasmusicspace
    • Facebook.com/taralconley
    • LinkedIn ( www.linkedin.com/in/taralconley )
    • YouthNoise.com/playcity
    • HeatingOil.com
  • 9. Cite/Site References
    • “ Twitter’s Impact on th News & Media Cycle” by Ross Dawson
      • http://rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2009/08/twitters_impact.html
    • “ Tweet, Tweet, Ka-Ching: Twitter is Changing the Way Non-profits Make the Ask” by Lydia Dishman
      • http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/lydia-dishman/all-your-business/tweet-tweet-ch-ching-twitter-changing-way-nonprofits-make-ask-0
    • “ Tweeting the Electorate” by Kate Paul and Daniel Stone (Newsweek)
      • http://www.newsweek.com/id/214901
    • “ 10 Ways Twitter Will Change American Business” by Douglas A. McIntyre (Time)
      • http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1901772,00.html
    • “ Social Pulpit: Barack Obama’s Social Media Toolkit” (Slideshow)
      • http://www.slideshare.net/montelutz/social-pulpit-barack-obamas-social-media-toolkit
    • “ Twitter is a Marathon . . . Longer Than A Tweet” by David Patterson
      • http://activerain.com/blogsview/1167420/twitter-is-a-marathon-longer-than-a-tweet
    • “ 7 Amazing Twitter Visualizations” 10,000 Words Blog
      • http://www.10000words.net/2009/09/7-amazing-twitter-visualizations.html
    • Danah Boyd Publications on Social Networking
      • http://www.danah.org/papers/