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  1. 1. TWITTER Nerea García Moradillo
  2. 2. What is Twitter? <ul><li>“ Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: </li></ul><ul><li>“ What’s happening?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Twitter operates a free digital service site that blends social networking with the ability to post short messages (or micro-blogs) limited to 140 characters or less, commonly known by users as &quot;Tweets&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>CONTACT INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>539 Bryant St., Ste. 402 </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco, CA 94107 </li></ul><ul><li>CA Tel 415-896-2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>After establishing a Twitter account at www . twitter . com , individuals can import their e-mail addresses as well as use the Twitter search to locate and invite people. Twitter messages (&quot;tweets&quot;) can be made public and sent to anyone requesting the feed, or they can be sent only to approved followers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The beginning <ul><li>Twitter began in a &quot; daylong brainstorming session “ of the Odeo podcasting company. </li></ul><ul><li>Jack Dorsey introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group, a concept partially inspired by the SMS group messaging service TXTMob. </li></ul>Sketch by Jack Dorsey
  6. 6. <ul><li>Since its creation in 2006, Twitter has gained notability and popularity worldwide. It is sometimes described as &quot;SMS of the Internet”. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of Twitter's application programming interface for sending and receiving text messages by other applications often eclipses direct use of Twitter. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communication in Twitter <ul><li>Twitter added a reply function that turned Twitter into a discussion group service. When someone replies to a Twitter posting, they use their Twitter account name preceded by an @ sign . </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter became a viral conduit when users initiated “ retweeting ,” which forwards tweets they get to their followers. People retweet to pass on worthwhile information, and the ease of retweeting can quickly build large audiences. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Communication in Twitter <ul><li>A hashtag is a # prefix used to group tweets together. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation in #uribarrifacts : </li></ul><ul><li>- ddan1    Urribarri puede matarte 6 veces antes de que caigas al suelo # uribarrifacts </li></ul><ul><li>- atjm15    Uribarri no habla, afirma. # uribarrifacts </li></ul><ul><li>- Alvaro _AN    Uribarri predijo que los mayas predecirían el fin del mundo para 2012 # uribarrifacts </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Evan Williams (founder of Twitter): </li></ul><ul><li>“ What we have to do is deliver to people the best and freshest most relevant information possible. We think of Twitter as it’s not a social network, but it’s an information network . It tells people what they care about as it is happening in the world”. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Breaking news in Twitter <ul><li>Due to Twitter, common people “became journalists” in cases such as: </li></ul><ul><li>The attacks in Mumbai. </li></ul><ul><li>The riots in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>The earthquake of Haiti. </li></ul><ul><li>The plane crashed in the Hudson. </li></ul>The first images of this accident were sent to Twitter and later handed over to the media.
  11. 11. Other notable usage of Twitter <ul><li>Use in legal proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Use in education (University of Vienna, Shangai Jiao Tong University, University of Texas at Dallas) </li></ul><ul><li>Use in emergencies (for intance, in 2008 many different groups made significant use of Twitter to gather news and coordinate responses to the Mumbai attacks ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use in protests and politics (many politicians have a twitter profile) </li></ul><ul><li>Use in space missions </li></ul><ul><li>Use in business </li></ul>