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David Hill on joining Twitter

On his schizomedia blog David Hill offers some reflections on joining Twitter…which follows up on his earlier article on leaving Facebook.

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Twitter offers users download with all their Tweets in a single file

An interesting development in how Twitter is archived. Users can now access a complete archive of their own Tweets. This could have an impact on how Twitter is used. This will make it less ephemeral. This new archiving could also … Continue reading

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Towards a sociological understanding of social media by Dhiraj Murthy

I recently posted about Dhiraj Murthy’s new book on Twitter. He’s also got an article in the current issue of Sociology titled ‘Towards a sociological understanding of social media: theorizing Twitter‘. Here is the abstract: This article presents the first … Continue reading

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Dhiraj Murthy’s new book on Twitter

Dhiraj Murthy’s new book on Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age has just been published. I’ve just got a review copy through for ICS. Here’s part of the outline of the contents: In this timely and comprehensive introduction, Murthy … Continue reading

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Academics on Twitter and reflecting back on Web 2.0

Sogiologicalimagination.org have some advice for academics using Twitter. Maybe some of these points apply more generally to Twitter use. I have to admit that I’ve never started up a Twitter account. I’ve observed what’s been going on on there for … Continue reading

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Sociology at York blog and Twitter feed

The Department of Sociology at the University of York, which is where I work, now has its own blog. It also has its own Twitter feed. My colleague Michaela Benson has set it up. We are going to use it … Continue reading

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Friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter…and the problems of leaving them

There is a long piece in the Guardian about the problems of unfriending or unfollowing people on Facebook and Twitter. Or removing the clutter as it is described here. It seems that these new types of social connections are creating … Continue reading

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