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Conventions of twitter and wiki

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Conventions of twitter and wiki

  1. 1. Conventions of Twitter and Wikipedia In this presentation I will be explaining the conventions of Twitter and Wikipedia.
  2. 2. Twitter • Very popular – how many people use it worldwide • Tweet – short status • Character limit (140) • Hashtags - categorises the status by topic • List of popular “trending” topics • Direct messages • Retweets – sharing content • Following and followers • Activities • @ and usernames • Notifications • Communicate worldwide • Very fast way to find out what is happening • Eye witness accounts • False reports
  3. 3. Wiki • Online encyclopaedia • Editable by the public • Lots of written information • Pictures • Title of article • Subheadings • Contents box listing headings – jump to relevant section • Side bar with settings/preferences/content/suggestions • Logo in top left – hyperlinked to front page • Hyperlinks • References • External links • Institutional details at the bottom • Talk page tab for discussing improvement to the page • Revisions tab etc
  4. 4. Twitter • Form: Micro blogging social network • · Structure: 140 character status, retweets, pictures • · Content: Individual’s expression • · Technical conventions: See previous slide, interactive • · Mode of address: Depends on individual source – formal/informal/humorous/serious Subjective
  5. 5. Wiki • Form: Online encyclopaedia • · Structure: Written articles with paragraphs • · Content: Information about different topics, pictures • Technical conventions: See wiki slide • · Mode of address: formal, serious, informative, tries to be objective

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