Alex Yule  (@yuletide)<br />Mapping Center Lightning Talk<br />3/31/11<br />
What is Twitter?<br />“Twitter is an information network. Millions of people, organizations, and businesses use it to disc...
Started in 2006 at Odeo<br />SXSW 2007<br />20k  60k tweets per day<br />Growth<br />2007: 400k tweets per quarter<br />2...
Why?!<br />Instead of RSS<br />@smashingmag<br />Events<br />#aea<br />http://tagal.us/tag/aea<br />#uc2010<br />Current E...
Features<br />Lists<br />http://twitter.com/Esri/staff<br />Hashtags<br />http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23arcgis<br />Mobi...
TweetDeck<br />
Politics – Power to the People<br />Moldova 2009<br />Middle East 2011<br />Tunisia<br />State Department<br />Egypt<br />...
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  • Under the hood, the app consumes 8 map services, 1 for each floor of the UC, and 1 each for labels, topobasemap, basemap additions, and a minimal locator map. For the routing functionality, we built a GP service on top of a cartographic-quality 3d network dataset. The room-finding functionality was built into the client itself.
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  • Esri Mapping Center Lightning Talk: Twitter

    1. 1. Alex Yule (@yuletide)<br />Mapping Center Lightning Talk<br />3/31/11<br />
    2. 2. What is Twitter?<br />“Twitter is an information network. Millions of people, organizations, and businesses use it to discover and share new information.” – twitter.com<br />“SMS of the internet”<br />Microblogging<br />Real-time<br />Bite-sized<br />140 Characters<br />Social<br />“Followers”<br />@reply<br />RT<br />/via, ^hat-tip<br />
    3. 3. Started in 2006 at Odeo<br />SXSW 2007<br />20k  60k tweets per day<br />Growth<br />2007: 400k tweets per quarter<br />2008: 100m tweets per quarter<br />6/2010: 65m tweets per day, 750/s<br />2010 NBA finals: 3,085 tweets per second<br />2011<br />Alex gets retweeted by @Alyssa_Milano, life is complete<br />History<br />
    4. 4. Why?!<br />Instead of RSS<br />@smashingmag<br />Events<br />#aea<br />http://tagal.us/tag/aea<br />#uc2010<br />Current Events<br />@BreakingNews<br />@AJEnglish<br />Environment<br />@drgrist<br />@kate_sheppard<br />Curated interestingness<br />@brainpicker<br />@boingboing<br />Industry News/Analysis<br />@zeldman<br />@jowyang<br />Crowd-sourcing:<br />@briancray: What service do you use to read an article later?<br />For those wondering: Instapaper, Evernote, and readitlaterlist.com<br />
    5. 5. Features<br />Lists<br />http://twitter.com/Esri/staff<br />Hashtags<br />http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23arcgis<br />Mobile (SMS)<br />Text to 40404<br />Stats<br />Twitter clients<br />Twitter for iOS<br />Tweetdeck<br />
    6. 6. TweetDeck<br />
    7. 7. Politics – Power to the People<br />Moldova 2009<br />Middle East 2011<br />Tunisia<br />State Department<br />Egypt<br />Bahrain<br />Libya<br />@acarvin<br />http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/nprs_andy_carvin_shows_how_to_retweet_globally_map.php<br />Only 15% RT’s from the USA<br />

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