NOT LIKELY Johnson How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live -OUTLINE

NOT LIKELY Johnson How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live -OUTLINE

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Johnson, How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live, Time, Jun. 2009. “How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live.” I. Twitter's co-founders — Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey a. San Francisco's SoMa district b. turned down a reported $500 million from Facebook II. technology writer Clive Thompson calls this "ambient awareness" a. In short, the most fascinating thing about Twitter is not what it's doing to us. It's what we're doing to it. III. Education, it was a small, private affair: 40-odd educators, entrepreneurs, scholars, philanthropists and venture capitalists. a. real-time conversation on Twitter ( #hackedu ) IV. Celebrities a. Ashton Kutcher — have crossed the million-follower mark, effectively giving them a broadcast-size audience b. ….your nephew got into med school and Shaquille O'Neal just finished a cardio workout in Phoenix. c. presidential debate or the American Idol finale or Tiger Woods. "Who Shot J.R." Richard Nixon's Checkers speech d. Celebrity Twitterers like Kutcher have directed their vast followings toward
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Unformatted text preview: charitable causes e. Oprah tweets a question about getting ticks off her dog V. Twitter as a pointing device instead of a communications channel a. traffic dominated by Google search queries are seeing a growing number of new visitors coming from "passed links" at social networks like Twitter and Facebook VI. What people are saying right now, John Battelle calls it the "super fresh" Web. VII. Users have been redesigning the tool itself a. "hashtag" b. replying to another user with the @ symbol c. dozens of iPhone and BlackBerry applications VIII. New uses a. News and opinion. b. Searching. c. Advertising. IX. Innovation a. innovation and global competitiveness- patents and Ph.D.s b. America Online, Netscape, Amazon, Google, Blogger, Wikipedia, Craigslist, TiVo, Netflix, eBay, the iPod and iPhone, Xbox, Facebook and Twitter c. didn't build the Prius or the Wii d. that find value in these innovations by figuring out new ways to put them to use....
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2010 for the course FINA 8645 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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