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“If you want to liberate a government, give them the Internet.” Twitter Readings

12 Feb

Please read the following articles for class:

 

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube’s role in Arab Spring

Twitter (Wikipedia)

Does Twitter Drive TV Viewership?

How to Use Twitter for Customer Support

The Twitter Guidebook

Addition to syllabus: Twitter project

27 Sep

As mentioned in class, you may choose a Twitter project as one of your two practical projects for this class. REMEMBER: each project is worth 20% of your grade — which means the practical projects are the same weight as your 5-6 page research paper! That said, make each 140 character (or less) tweet count….choose a good event to report from….put a LOT of thought into the reflection paper.

Details: In this project you will “live tweet” an event as it’s happening. The event should be one that would typically be covered by traditional media (newspapers, radio) and should be an event greater than 2 hours in length (though, you may chronicle an event much longer — even over a few days — if you wish).

A successful Twitter project should incorporate many descriptive tweets, generating a feeling of “being there” for their followers.

Accompanying this project should be a 2-3 page (typed) critical thought expression on how tweeting is similar to and differs from traditional print journalism, and reflect on the experience.

Twitter readings

15 Sep

Please read the following articles for class:

Twitter Site Redesigned

The Facebookification of Twitter

Social Media Blackout Experiment in University

Drake’s Mom Thought He Really Married Nikki Minaj

Newbie’s Guide To Twitter