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Intro for American Biography 282

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  1. 1. Using Twitterto trace History andsort Psychesin American Biography: Case Study
  2. 2. weirdfunnyI don’t get ittoo shortnever heard of itgrowing in popularityPew ResearchTwitter is…
  3. 3. Twitter is an online social networking service andmicroblogging service that enables its users to send andread text-based messages of up to 140 characters, knownas "tweets".Created in March 2006...the service rapidly gainedworldwide popularity, with over 500 million registeredusers as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets dailyand handling over 1.6 billion search queries perday…Unregistered users can read tweets, whileregistered users can post tweets through the websiteinterface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices.from Wikipedia retrieved 25 April 2013
  4. 4. HashtagWhat is it for?
  5. 5. highlights a searchable phrase or wordpulls together a theme or eventmultiple hashtags per posttrendingyour own inside joke#ambio282simple
  6. 6. From the rolling hills of Monticello in Virginia to the cemeteries ofCambridge, MA, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the entrance of TheSalem Witch Museum… students will explore the lives of more than a dozenhistorical figures. From presidents to authors, psychologists to criminals, theseindividuals come from diverse backgrounds and include such people asAbraham Lincoln, Benjamin Rush, William James, Abigail Adams, and manyothers. We will travel close to 2000 miles and will walk in their footsteps andexplore the fundamental influences that have shaped the Americanperspective on politics, research, psychology, social change, and his-tory.Through seminar, discussion and experiential approaches we will explore theimpact of each individual’s perspective on the overall American view of theworld as well as their contributions to their re-spected fields. Real life examplesin the context of where they lived will be utilized. Students will be expected toactively participate in the learning process of this 3 credit global studies course.from this
  7. 7. 1/1 From #Monticello, #Cambridge, #DC, #SalemWitchMuseum Xplore lives ofpresidents, authors, psychologists, criminals#ambio2822/2 travel 2000 miles & Xplore the fundamentalinfluences on American perspective onpolitics, research, psych,social change & his-tory#ambio282to this
  8. 8. then this
  9. 9. receive someone’s tweetscontinuous updatesongoing eventsskim the 140 character tweet, then clickthru or favorite or retweet or replyfollow @
  10. 10. @NotifyBoston@SalemWitchMuse@easternstate@HACCSki@theeveningsun@Harvard@TJMonticello@VisitMtVernon@NatlParkService@visitphillysuggestions
  11. 11. Keep it cleanTake your timeProfessionalDon’t stealPermanentalways