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Twitter and wiki

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. HOW POPULAR IS TWITTER? Twitter is one of the most used social networking sites and has apparently overtaken Facebook. Twitter has 645,750,000 active users worldwide. With 135,000 people signing up everyday.
  3. 3. TWEET – SHORT STATUS AND RETWEETS On twitter instead of a status you can make a tweet, favourite a tweet or retweet someone else’s tweet. Using hashtags categorizes the tweets by topics. When you retweet you share content. Each tweet has a maximum of 140 letters. You can quote tweets but the sum of all the letters has to be 140 characters.
  4. 4. DIRECT MESSAGES AND MENTIONS When you are mentioned or retweeted you get a notification on your interactions list. direct messages only happens when you when you follow the person you want to send it to and if they follow you back.
  5. 5. HASHTAGS AND TRENDS When a hashtag gets used more it becomes a trend and if people click on this hashtag they are directed to a different page where they can see all the recent tweets with the hashtags. On twitter you could see the most trending subjects on the side of the page.
  6. 6. VERIFICATION Verification in twitter is used to see the real (authentic) accounts of celebrities and businesses. To become verified the business or celebrity has to contact twitter and tell them that it is actually them.
  7. 7. COMMUNICATE INFORMATION WORLDWIDE One of the good things that twitter does is that you could find out information very quickly with eye witness accounts , so it could be a faster way to find out what is happening. The downside of this is you may get false reports.
  8. 8. WIKIPEDIA Form: Online encyclopedia · 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
  9. 9. WHAT IS WIKIPEDIA? Wikipedia is the free online encyclopaedia. Wikipedia is a good resource for students at all ages because it gives good information. Something unique about Wikipedia is that any user can add their own information
  10. 10. LOGO ON TOP LEFT LINKING BACK TO THE HOMEPAGE On the Wikipedia pages there is always the logo in the top left hand corner that directs you to the main page. When you click on the link you go to the Wikipedia homepage.
  11. 11. EDITABLE BY THE USER You can edit it as a user, only if you have an account. If you vandalise the pages of different pages Wikipedia block your I.P address for a certain time period. It depends on what your track history is, for example if your user has already vandalised other pages your account is being watched and vice versa.
  12. 12. TITLE OF ARTICLE AND SUBHEADINGS In Wikipedia there is always a title under a topic, person or business and there are articles and subheadings on different areas in the topic. The use of titled articles and subheadings is consistent throughout Wikipedia.
  13. 13. HYPERLINKS AND REFERENCES One of the main conventions in Wikipedia is that there are many different hyperlinks and references. Once you click on one of the hyperlinks it directs you a different page that is dedicated to it.
  14. 14. JUMP TO RELEVANT SECTION Once you click on one of the sub topics it scrolls you straight down to the part you clicked on. This is convenient because it does not take time for the information to load and you can do your research on 2 or more topics simultaneously.
  15. 15. PICTURES WITH DIAGRAMS AND CAPTIONS Wikipedia is known for its images, a few of them being graphs and diagrams. It gives you information on what =you are seeing and gives you the option enlarge the image and see where it came from.

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