Twitter Microblogging service – 140 characterlimit #CCLeic – hashtag, like a keyword orsubject @PhoenixLeic – reference to a username
“Ideas spread more rapidly in denselyconnected social networks. So tools thatincrease the density of social connectionare instrumental to the changes thatspread”- Stowe Boyd (following the “TwitterRevolution” in Tunisia, Feb 2011)
Vive La Révolution!Phillipines, 2001“Full mblsn tday EDSA”
Tunisia – 2010-11 Fueled by Twitter and Wikileaks (?)
Tunisia – most popular TweetsVoice of Tunisia @VoiceoftunisiaTunisians too early for congratulations, we did not succeed yet.power is still in the corrupt RCD party. #sidibouzid #tunisia#jasminrevolt6:53 PM - 14 Jan 2011Mona Eltahawy @monaeltahawyEvery #Arab leader is watching #Tunisia in fear. Every Arab citizenis watching Tunisia in hope and solidarity. #Sidibouzid.6:39 PM - 13 Jan 2011BBC Breaking News @BBCBreakingTunisias President Ben Ali steps down amid ongoing protests andleaves the country5:52 PM - 14 Jan 2011
Tunisia #tunisia peaked at 28 tweets per second Total tweets mentioning Tunisia – 196k Appeared in Twitter streams 329m times Reaching 26m Twitter users
But also Finding missing people Enhancing education Marketing brands Understanding health following childbirth?
Twitter We’re going to start off using Twitter.
How can we use it? Website Mobile App Tablet App All broadly similar