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TWITTER TALK

Jessica Bukkhegyi Adrianna Holbrook Danielle Tritt

"Twitter - Google Search." Twitter - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.

WHAT IS TWITTER?

Twitter is a social media network and a real time communication service launched in 2006 and used by millions of people and organizations to quickly share and discover information. Users can access the site via web and mobile devices to exchange frequent updates of information called tweets which are messages up to 140 characters long (Twitter 101).

QUICK STATS

Total number of registered users: 645,750,000 Number of Twitter users signing up everyday: 135,000 Average number of tweets per day: 58 million Percent of users who tweet from their phones: 43% Number of people who are employed at Twitter: 2,500 Number of tweets that happen every second: 9,100

"Twitter Statistics." Twitter Statistics - In-depth Report by Sysomos on Twitter's Growth. N.p., N.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.+ - Google Search."

POSITIVE EFFECTS

INCREASED INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS

Followers= more friends Share photos, videos, and text (Human Kinetics) Personal support (Kendall) Benefits from a news event or topic Reinforces local relationships/ form new non-local relationships

"Should A Brand Follow Its Twitter Followers?" Matters of Grey. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT

Twitter fights/drama Up to date news and events Celebrity news Weather

"WDDinc Web Security." Twacked: The Trend of People


Being Hacked on Twitter. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

ALLOWS PEOPLE TO GAIN CONFIDENCE WITH TALKING TO OTHERS

No face-to-face interaction People feel like they can say whatever they like Little-to-no direct judgment Not directly talking or tweeting at anyone

"Twitter Wants To Become Your Main Discovery Tool With New Redesign." ReadWrite. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

CAREER/COLLEGE SEARCH

Job Search (Hartwig): Networking Be professional Join live chats and engage in them Share valuable content Live chat

College Search: Colleges have Twitter accounts Colleges alerts and news Deadlines, open house dates, campus tour info Find out what other people are saying about a college you are interested in!

"Clt49erArchive." Clt49erArchive. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

Important due dates and assignments (Miller) Ask questions/get answers Take and share notes Post sample questions

"Top 75 College Education Tweets." And Twitter Accounts. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

NEGATIVE EFFECTS

FALSE SENSE OF CONNECTION

Many people are willing to lie about themselves online.


There is no way to know who is behind the computer Meting someone online could be threatening. Plagiarism. Many people take information from other people that they find online and use it for themselves

Price, Holly Cara. You've Got Hate Mail" Opens Lengthy Run at NYC's Triad Theatre." The Huffington Post. 23 Sept. 2010. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

CYBER-BULLYING

28% of young people using Twitter reported that they have experienced bullying on the network (Campbell) 7 out of 10 young people have been victims of cyber bullying. (Campbell) An estimated 5.43 million young people in the UK have experienced cyber bullying with 1.26 million subjected to extreme cyber bullying on a daily basis. (Campbell)
Example: Liam Hackett

VIDEO

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?id=9292846#

DECREASED PRODUCTIVITY

several studies reported that social networks are decreasing in productivity Security is at risk to overall production. efficiencies and output.
"Twitter and Facebook: The New Tools of Productivity or Distraction." Brian Solis RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014

NO PRIVACY

Anyone can see your tweets and information unless your account on private

Reason for your twitter to be private People can not look at your personal Information Its helps unwanted problems

"How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression." Lifehacker . N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP DRAMA

When it comes to social media you are never really sure how to take what someone has said. In todays society with all of the social media applications it is easy to get wrapped up into everyone's business

Reporter, Daily Mail. "The Voice's Blake Shelton Apologises for 'homophobic' Twitter Post." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014

TWITTER AND THE REAL WORLD

VERIFICATION ACCOUNTS

Accounts with blue verified badge on their profile Establishes authenticity of identities of key individuals and brands Constantly verifying accounts so that users have easier access to what they are looking for Concentrations include wanted users in: music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports and business Verification requirements are always being updated Does NOT rely on follower or tweet counts

"How to Verify My Twitter Page." Digital Point. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

TWITTER AND THE GOVERNMENT

Live-Tweeting allows government officials to comment immediately on breaking news and anything that affects their constituents Defined by a hashtag (#) followed by the key word (ex#livetweet) Public use to have to wait hours or days for news from officials Now, politicians and their aids have the ability to provide updates in only a matter of time

"How to Really Define a Live Tweet ?" LiveTweetApp Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

TWITTER AND EMPLOYMENT

90% of future employers view ALL social media sites


Keep accounts on private

Keep an eye out for what is posted of you or on your feed


Be yourself, but be professional and respectful

TWITTER CASE STUDY: LOS ANGELES TIMES

Facebook, Twitter, other social media are brain candy, study says
Results: Brain regions associated with reward, Nucleus Accumbens (NAcc), Ventral Tegmental area (VTA) were engaged when subjects were talking about themselves and less engaged when talking about others. Subjects would turn down money (just a few cents) to talk about someone else, in order to enjoy the pleasurable sensation of talking about themselves. "I think it helps explain why Twitter exists and why Facebook is so popular, because people enjoy sharing information about each other (Tamir).

FREQUENCY OF TWITTER ACTIVITIES

"Chatter Hound." ChatterHound Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

SURVEY QUESTIONS

1) Do you have a Twitter? 2) Do you rely on Twitter for educational purposes? 3) Has twitter ever caused personal relationship problems? 4) What do you tweet about?

SURVEY RESULTS

Out of 10 Participants: 1) Yes- 10 2) Yes-2 No-8 3) Yes-8 No-3 4) Whats happening during his/her day, sporting events, retweets, inside jokes, random thoughts, song lyrics, quotes, cats, history, family, friends, music, drinking, summertime

WORKS CITED
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WORKS CITED CONT.

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