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#AskACurator: Surveying an imagined community on Twitter

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A test of common coding schemes, and an alternative for deeper inquiry in studying Twitter. Deeper inquiry shows changes in professional practice inside cultural heritage institutions.

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#AskACurator: Surveying an imagined community on Twitter

  1. 1. Ask A CuratorSurveying an Imagined Community on Twitter Meghan Dougherty Loyola University Chicago @mdocx1 mdougherty@luc.edu
  2. 2. Dann, S. (2010). Twitter content classification. First Monday, 15(12).
  3. 3. Query & Response @footballmuseum - which is preferred and why - artificial turf or natural grass? #askacuratorResponse Answers
  4. 4. Query & Response @footballmuseum - which is preferred and why - artificial turf or natural grass? #askacuratorResponse Answers @user:yes on this moment were looking for new technologies to give information: qr code podcast straight smart phone #askacurator
  5. 5. Query & Response @footballmuseum - which is preferred and why - artificial turf or natural grass? #askacuratorResponse Answers @user:yes on this moment were looking for new technologies to give information: qr code podcast straight smart phone #askacurator Our art curator says: About 1/3 of our art collection is on display at once. I go into the stores to get loose works for new exhibs. #askacurator
  6. 6. Query & Response @footballmuseum - which is preferred and why - artificial turf or natural grass? #askacuratorResponse Answers @user:yes on this moment were looking for new technologies to give information: qr code podcast straight smart phone #askacurator Our art curator says: About 1/3 of our art collection is on display at once. I go into the stores to get loose works for new exhibs. #askacurator @user Which of the collections is your favourite: Clocks and Watches q-repeat #askacurator
  7. 7. Query & Response @footballmuseum - which is preferred and why - artificial turf or natural grass? #askacuratorResponse Answers @user:yes on this moment were looking for new technologies to give information: qr code podcast straight smart phone #askacurator Our art curator says: About 1/3 of our art collection is on display at once. I go into the stores to get loose works for new exhibs. #askacurator @user Which of the collections is your favourite: Clocks and Watches q-repeat #askacurator It is here too @museumvictoria! RT @user: if your museum is on twitter why isnt every day #askacurator? echo #asktheexperts
  8. 8. Query & Response @footballmuseum - which is preferred and why - artificial turf or natural grass? #askacurator Response Answers @user:yes on this moment were looking for new technologies toQ: Any Alaska museums still here-Do anything special in winter to bring give information: qr code podcast in visitors? #askacurator straight smart phone #askacurator #askcurators Our art curator says: About 1/3 of our art collection is on display at once. I go into the stores to get @user: Yes we host regular events loose works for new exhibs. #askacurator and serve hot tea from the samovarA: for winter visitors #askacurator #askcurators @user Which of the collections is your favourite: Clocks and Watches q-repeat #askacurator It is here too @museumvictoria! RT @user: if your museum is on twitter why isnt every day #askacurator? echo #asktheexperts
  9. 9. Query & Response @footballmuseum - which is preferred and why - artificial turf or natural grass? #askacurator Response Answers @user:yes on this moment were looking for new technologies toQ: Any Alaska museums still here-Do anything special in winter to bring give information: qr code podcast in visitors? #askacurator straight smart phone #askacurator #askcurators Our art curator says: About 1/3 of our art collection is on display at once. I go into the stores to get @user: Yes we host regular events loose works for new exhibs. #askacurator and serve hot tea from the samovarA: for winter visitors #askacurator #askcurators @user Which of the collections is your favourite: Clocks and Watches q-repeat #askacurator @BaranovMuseum mmm ThatR: sounds wonderful! Might have to visit in winter just for that. It is here too @museumvictoria! RT @user: if your museum is on twitter #askacurator why isnt every day #askacurator? echo #asktheexperts
  10. 10. Meta-conversationdear colleagues how rewarding towork together like this! What is yourbest advice further development forus in social media? #askacurator
  11. 11. Meta-conversationdear colleagues how rewarding towork together like this! What is yourbest advice further development forus in social media? #askacurator
  12. 12. Meta-conversation dear colleagues how rewarding to work together like this! What is your best advice further development for us in social media? #askacuratorchannel-switching@SumoJim We combinedTwitter with our Facebook-profile and answered thequestions there http://ow.ly/2xXAO #askacurator
  13. 13. Meta-conversation dear colleagues how rewarding to work together like this! What is your best advice further development for us in social media? #askacuratorchannel-switching@SumoJim We combinedTwitter with our Facebook-profile and answered thequestions there http://ow.ly/2xXAO #askacuratoraudience managementhi @user thanks forfollowing the HarleyGallery! Were taking partin #askacurator if you haveany questions about #craft?
  14. 14. Meta-conversation dear colleagues how rewarding to work together like this! What is your best advice further development for us in social media? #askacuratorchannel-switching@SumoJim We combinedTwitter with our Facebook-profile and answered thequestions there http://ow.ly/2xXAO #askacurator exhortation How do you make math fun? Ask us now during #AskACurator day. Just Include @momath1 in your tweet www.momath.orgaudience management http://bit.ly/cGN48ahi @user thanks forfollowing the HarleyGallery! Were taking partin #askacurator if you haveany questions about #craft?
  15. 15. Meta-conversation dear colleagues how rewarding to work together like this! What is your best advice further development for us in social media? #askacurator rule negotiationchannel-switching@SumoJim We combined #askacurator Proposal:Twitter with our Facebook- Adopt additional #Q & #Aprofile and answered the tagsquestions there http://ow.ly/2xXAO #askacurator exhortation How do you make math fun? Ask us now during #AskACurator day. Just Include @momath1 in your tweet www.momath.orgaudience management http://bit.ly/cGN48ahi @user thanks forfollowing the HarleyGallery! Were taking partin #askacurator if you haveany questions about #craft?
  16. 16. Meta-conversation dear colleagues how rewarding to work together like this! What is your best advice further development for us in social media? #askacurator rule negotiationchannel-switching #askacurator - finding this@SumoJim We combined impossible to FIND answersTwitter with our Facebook- to questions might be best toprofile and answered the direct message - ?questions there http:// Otherwise lost in theow.ly/2xXAO #askacurator exhortation twether How do you make math fun? Ask us now during #AskACurator day. Just Include @momath1 in your tweet www.momath.orgaudience management http://bit.ly/cGN48ahi @user thanks forfollowing the HarleyGallery! Were taking partin #askacurator if you haveany questions about #craft?
  17. 17. Meta-conversation dear colleagues how rewarding to work together like this! What is your best advice further development for us in social media? #askacurator rule negotiationchannel-switching #askacurator - finding this@SumoJim We combined impossible to FIND answersTwitter with our Facebook- to questions might be best toprofile and answered the direct message - ?questions there http:// Otherwise lost in theow.ly/2xXAO #askacurator exhortation twether How do you make math fun? Ask us now during #AskACurator day. Just Include @momath1 in your tweet www.momath.orgaudience management http://bit.ly/cGN48a professional friendshipshi @user thanks forfollowing the Harley @user did you see me killGallery! Were taking part today on #askacuratorin #askacurator if you have #askcurators?any questions about #craft?
  18. 18. On Coding1. Twitter ecology is important, but maybe overly influential in analysis of content 2. The type of conversation makes a difference3. Different communities use Twitter differently
  19. 19. On Community1. There were two layers of use type and intention in Ask A Curator 2. The type of conversation makes a difference 3. Sustaining these communities requires shifts in power and practice within heritage institutions
  20. 20. Ask A CuratorSurveying an Imagined Community on Twitter Meghan Dougherty Loyola University Chicago @mdocx1 mdougherty@luc.edu

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