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Twitter Democracy




A changing news media in 140 characters
Newschecks

• http://twitter.com/
• Twitter fail
• We also talked about this yesterday.
• And a few new rules of the road
Wisdom of crowds

• Follow up to our discussion yesterday.
• One applications: Wikipedia
 • You know ...
 • The vision, Cr...
Liar, liar & verity
• John Segenthaler
• If true ... Pizza
• How does a company respond?
• Then again, what if the SM thin...
Epistemology

• Whose job, the crowds, the reader, both?
• Distributed knowledge.
• Competing world views
        • Lookin...
Epistemology


• Or another idea about truth.
Rumor has it ...
• The New York Times tells ....
• A little PR war
• Check your Zune.
• Microsoft
• Unpresident (and this ...
Discuss:

• How do we know, what’s true?
• Methods to test
• Does wisdom of the crowds work? How?
• Exercise
• And some tr...
Conspiracy Central


• Ron Paul
TV discovers Twitter
       Big News:
         Local,
        national
       and global
Trusting contributors


• The referee model?
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Twitterlecture4

  1. 1. Twitter Democracy A changing news media in 140 characters
  2. 2. Newschecks • http://twitter.com/ • Twitter fail • We also talked about this yesterday. • And a few new rules of the road
  3. 3. Wisdom of crowds • Follow up to our discussion yesterday. • One applications: Wikipedia • You know ... • The vision, Creative Commons
  4. 4. Liar, liar & verity • John Segenthaler • If true ... Pizza • How does a company respond? • Then again, what if the SM thinks it’s a lie, but it’s really true? • And, finally,Wikipedia strikes back
  5. 5. Epistemology • Whose job, the crowds, the reader, both? • Distributed knowledge. • Competing world views • Looking in the mirror at Google • Or Wikipedia
  6. 6. Epistemology • Or another idea about truth.
  7. 7. Rumor has it ... • The New York Times tells .... • A little PR war • Check your Zune. • Microsoft • Unpresident (and this rumor is still current, just look at Twitter)
  8. 8. Discuss: • How do we know, what’s true? • Methods to test • Does wisdom of the crowds work? How? • Exercise • And some trends to watch ...
  9. 9. Conspiracy Central • Ron Paul
  10. 10. TV discovers Twitter Big News: Local, national and global
  11. 11. Trusting contributors • The referee model?

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