Conventions of twitter
Conventions of twitter are:
It is a very well known social networking site. With over 100 million active users
Tweet. Just to post a message or status to twitter timeline. Also a form of expression
of thoughts and opinions.
Has a 140 Character tweet limit. People are used to shortened words and phrases.
Such as and = &, you = u, to = 2 and etcetera. This also narrows the time down to
reading a text instead of reading like its an article on a blogging site
Hash tags are basically like a way to project your tweet to be shown to a number of
other people looking for the same topic or activity. Football fans may use hasjtags
such as #arsenal to get information or views of other people based on the recent
DM. Short for direct message. This is to message a private message to a follower.
This can only be done if a person is following you or you are following them.
Trending topics are what people are talking about on twitter and the most popular
subject or topic. This will make it to the trending topics page. For example a popstar
> lady gaga < releases a song she would have the title of her song trending.
Twitter logo with hyperlink to homepage. This is so you can easily return to the
homepage of twitter by clicking the little bird icon.
Timeline. This is the homepage of twitter after the login page. Shows all the tweets
your following category has posted and occasionally contains adverts.
Retweet, Favourite and quote tweet. Retweet is a form of sharing someone else’s
post. Favouring someone’s tweet means you like a persons tweet or status update. A
quote tweet is when you add or edit text on a pre existing tweet.
Search and navigation bar at the top of the page is to search for a certain topic or to
navigate to another part of twitter. Such as the direct message page, the notificatons
and mentions page and the homepage.
Conventions of twitter
Form: Twitter is a micro blogging site.
Structure: Tweets with 140-character limit, Can include pictures and links to other
sites and/or videos.
Content: expression of individual thoughts and opinions.
Mode of Address : can be varied depending on the the user or page tweeting
information. Formal/informal/humorous/serious. Subjective- your point of view.