How are social networks and social network sites being used by researchers? Guest lecture in Hanson’s COM529 class. [Two addenda!]
Not in the slides — but don’t forget email lists and blog posts/comments!
Links from the presentation (and a couple that I may have forgotten!)
- LinkedIn Blog
- Online Journalism Blog
- The WallTweet Journal
- Clay Shirky’s talk at Web 2.0 (mp4)
- Twitter HashTags for emergency coordination and disaster relief
- Using twitter as a research tool
Hanson suggested I talk about Twitter genres, something I blogged about last month. Read the post and tell me what you think!
I also have an evolving Twitter resources page.
After a quick look at y’alls tweets, I can see that most are clearly in Genre (1) ! And (almost) no one seems to be using @screenname to talk directly to folks. Why?
Hanson suggested I recommend people to follow on Twitter. Here goes a list of people/orgs to consider (alpha order – I know most of these people).
- Scott Beale – BayAreaTechie. Laughing Squid is a hosting company and “an online resource for art, culture & technology” – Scott is also known for his photography. Moderately high volume; Scott would be my #2 if I were going to follow only two high volume Tweet-ers.
- David Cohn – journo
- Dan Gillmor – journo
- Guy Kawasaki – startUps/former Apple evangelist. If I were to follow only one high-volume poster, it would be Guy, and not because of his Apple connection!
- JD Lasica – journo/educator
- Mindy McAdams – journo/educator
- Chris Pirillo – techGeek. Another high volume poster; Seattle.
- Howard Rheingold – author/educator (Smart Mobs)
- Steve Rubel – organizational communications, impact of digital technologies, marketing & PR. Very good signal-to-noise ratio
- Robert Scoble – commGeek. 2nd most popular person on Twitter; recommend reading blog over Tweets because of @ volume (lots of noise)
- Evan Williams – founder.
- Arstechnica – newsfeed Excellent.
- BBC – news feed
- Breaking News Alerts – online breaking news
- DowningStreet – British PM
- NextNewsRoom – Next News Room project (education)
- NewsTools2008 – example of a conference feed (check it out, the conference ended Fri). “The Journalism That Matters collaborative [curates] NewsTools2008 at Yahoo”
- NY Times – news feed
- Barack Obama – watch how a political campaign is using Twitter
- Seattle Weather
- TechMeme – news feed. Excellent.