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Twitter: Identity Development

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My twitter account allows me to develop an identity for myself.  I believe that I have created more of an identity for mysefl on twitter because twitter allows me to say what I want and what is on my mind without haveing to worrying about people "liking" the comment and commenting back.  They can tweet back at me or retweet what I have said but their feedback does not go directly onto what I have posted.  Also twitter develops identity because who and what organizations you follow defines your interests, beliefs, and thoughts and multiple issues and events going on in the world.  

 

Looking at my twitter page it is clear that I care about my friends and fmaily.  Also I am a memeber of the UAlbany community because I follow several UAlbany organizations on twitter.  My interests are sports and celerbritites.  I can also see an identity many of my friends have developed just by looking at their twitter followers and who they are following on twitter.  People often ask to follow you on twitter if they believe in the same things you have tweeted about or are interested int he topics that you have tweeted about.  Twitter creates a true identity where you do no have to tag or untag photos of yourself and create lots of privacy settings to make your identity known or unknown to others.  it is simple and everyone's twitter tends to look the same besides that is written on it.  

 

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Ellison, N., Heino, R., & Gibbs, J. (2006). Managing impressions online: Self-presentation processes in the online dating environment. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(2), article 2.http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol11/issue2/ellison.html

 

http://twitter.com/#!/kjonesy9

 

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Facebook: Community Building

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Facebook was originally created to build community on college campuses.  It was made do students that attend the same college could know the ins and outs of the campus, what the latest news was, and who lives int heir building.  Facebook still offers that same idea today.  Even though Facebook is more of a public site now it still has networks youc an be a part of.  My networks are the University at Albany and Pawling High School.  These are my choosen networks because I know the most people in these networks.  They are also the communities I have been and currently am a part of.  Facebook allows you to connect with your community by assembling everyone in your network and allowing to have specific access to those in your network. Contacting people in your network is more a public ways to build community.  Even though now a days on Facebook you are able to interact with multiple networks, groups have also been developed to exhibit Facebook's community building skills.

 

Groups on Facebooks can be made by one person and anyone that wished to join can ask that person or invite friends.  These groups create a sense of community that allows you to discuss topics or just chat with people similar to you.  You feel comfortable with the people in this community because it is closed and they are a part of the groups due to same interests or mutual friends.

 

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Ellison, N. B., Steinfield, C., & Lampe, C. (2007). The benefits of Facebook "friends:" Social capital and college students' use of online social network sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(4), article 1. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/ellison.html 

 

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Blackboard: Formal Communication

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It seems like formal communication no longer exists in CMC.  Social netowrking has taken over the way we communicate with others and it seems as if we've stopped communicating in complete sentences and formal terms.  Blackboars is one place where formal communication is still alive.  The announcements posted on blackboard by our professor each day before class uses formal language.  Complete sentences that get to the point and explain the task of the day are what appear on the announcement tab every class say.  Also other areas in blackboard exist formal comunication.  

 

Because blackboard is monitored by the course instructor, students tend to spea more formally in their post, not using sland or curse words, and speakign in complete sentences, which is something our generation seems to have stopped doing as social networking has become more and more popular.  The article by Hrastinski discusses how formal means of communication have an agenda and a projected audience.  The agends for our classes blackboard is to display content needed to succeed in the course and also to post everyday tasks and instructions.  The audience for blackboard is the students as well as the professor of the course.  Everything that is posted on blackboard can be seen by all students taking the course as well as the professor.  

 

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Hrastinski, S. (2010). Informal and formal dimensions of computer-mediated communication: A model. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 7(1), 23-38. Available at: http://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20080188.pdf

 

https://blackboard.albany.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2Flauncher%3Ftype%3DCourse%26id%3D_5081_1%26url%3D

 

 

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Twitter: Informal Communication

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When we think of modes of CMC we often think of Facebook and Myspace.  Social networking seems to be how our generation defines CMC.  Twitter is a social network that is up and coming.  Twitter allows yout to connect with friends and family as well as celebrities, organizations, and groups that have created a twitter account.  It is a quick and easy way to get your message across.  A tweet is a few wordss or phrase that is made up of 160 chracters or less.  It is short sweet and to the point.  The purpose of twitter is to connect with people you'd like to connect with and also with those you would not normally connect with.

 

Because twitter only allows you to use 140 characters per tweet, slang, web emoticons, and abbreveations are often used.  Also people can post whenever they would like about whatever they would like.  Inormal communication for CMC is just that. Being able to post whenever and not having to wait for a response in order to say what is on your mind ensures that twitter is informal communication.  In Hrastinkski's article it addresses this way of communicationg as informal while formal communication is more of a stop and go response. 

 

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Hrastinski, S. (2010). Informal and formal dimensions of computer-mediated communication: A model. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 7(1), 23-38. Available at: http://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20080188.pdf 

 

www.twitter.com

 

 

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Facebook Messenger: Language

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Facebook messenger is a new form of communication avaiable for your mobile device.  Communicating through your mobile device has become one of the most reliable and useful ways to communicate and Facebook messenger has made that aiser.  Facebook messenger allows you to communicate with your facebook friends, people in your network, or contacts in your phone all in one place.  Unlike facebook chat, which is the way to actively communicate through facebook with rapid response online, facebook messenger makes it easy to talk to peeople by keeping all your conversations on one page.  It is easy to scroll down and see new messages that have been recieved by friends.  Also Facebook messenger sorts the messages recieved like text messages, by the order in which they are recieved and sent.  Facebook chat does not have this feature, it sorts messages and contacts alphabetically and by who is online.

 

Facebook messenger reflects the way we uses text based language in CMC.  Text is the man lanuage when using CMC and facebook messenger emplifies that.  Even though you are able to share photos and videos with friends, Facebook messenger had been enhanced on mobile devices for the text language that it is most known for.  it is compared to regualr SMS texting.  Text is the face of CMC and Facebook, the most popular social netowrking site, has created a quicker and easier way to communicate through text with its own app.  This shows the importance text has in CMC language.

 

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Herring, S. (CMD) (2001) Computer-Mediated Discourse. Handbook of Discourse Analysis, edited by Deborah Tannen, Deborah Schiffrin, and Heidi Hamilton. Oxford: Blackwell. Available at: http://www.let.rug.nl/redeker/herring.pdf

 

 

 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook-messenger/id454638411?mt=8

 

 

 

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Twitter Hashtag: Filtering/Curating

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The hashtags on twitter allow you to filter through topics that are popular and currently being discussed.  If you want o learn about something you can simply go into the search engine on twitter, insert a hash tag (#) and then the topic you would like to know more about. hash tags make it easier for people to look for information on twitter than going through all the recent tweets.  Some people tweet every second of their lives so to look for one thing they said about the president on tuesday would be easier to search for if you typed #presidentobama into the search box rather than go in through all thier tweets.  

 

Just like the article by Gorman and blogpost by Masullo-Chen discusses filtering/curating is an easier way to get to the point.  There is so much information out on the web and filtering/curating makes it easier to find what you want when you want it.

 

Resources:  

Gorman, T. (2011) Social Media Curation Tool Storyful Helps Separate News From Noise. Available at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/04/social-media-curation-tool-separates-news-from-noise.html

 

 

Masullo-Chen, G. (2011) How to use twitter hashtag. Save the media blog. Available at http://savethemedia.com/2011/03/04/howtousetwitterhashtag/

 

www.twitter.com

 

 

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LinkedIn: Networking

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LinkedIn is a social netwoking site that allows you to connect with people who have the same interests as you in the workforce.  You are able to not only connect with people in businesses you aspire to be in but you are also about to connect with people who have attended the same school as you.  By connecting with these people on LinkedIn you are able to create a network of people that will be helpful either in your present time or future for job seraching.  Networking through LinkedIn allows you to be able to get to know people that have similar interests as you int eh career work.  Building a network is important because when looking for a job the more people you know the more oppurtunites you are likely to have.

 

The difference with networking with people on LinkedIn rather than Facebook is that you create a professional idenetity for yourself.  You are able to list you achievements and accomplishments as well as post your resume.  These features allow you to build a strong network of people who know what you are capable of and can pass along their knowledge and or networks to you to help you acheive your goals in the career world.  

 

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Boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). "Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 11. Available at Library in eholdings database.

 

www.linkedin.com 

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UAlbany Mail: Web 1.0

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UAlbany mail is an example of web 1.0.  it is a simple text based communication tool that has a specific stop and go means of communication. You must wait to recieve and email or write one yourself.  It is more of a formal means of communication and one of the first forms of CMC.  You can not provide feedback on email like you can on more networking sites, you have to create a new email in order to respond to the information you have just read.

 

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https://sn2prd0402.outlook.com/owa/ 

 

EPN (2008) Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 (video clip on YouTube). Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNcjya56v8 Nonprofitorgs (2010).

 

Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Simplified for Nonprofits. Available at: http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/web-1-0-web-2-0-and-web-3-0-simplified-for-nonprofits/

 

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Blogger: Web 2.0

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Blogger is a form of web 2.0.  Blogger alows you to create your own posts and thoughts on subjects.  You can adjust the way a blog looks to some extent but it must be within the means blogger has to offer.  You are able to give feedback on blogs and shre the information with others.  Unlike web 3.0 blogger is unable to take the information you are given and provide or suggest information or similar websites to what you have posted.

 

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EPN (2008) Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 (video clip on YouTube). Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNcjya56v8 Nonprofitorgs (2010).

 

Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Simplified for Nonprofits. Available at: http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/web-1-0-web-2-0-and-web-3-0-simplified-for-nonprofits/ 

 

www.blogger.com

 

 

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Scoop.it: Web 3.0

Scoop.it: Web 3.0 | Kim's Portfolio | Scoop.it

Scoop.it is an example of web 3.0 because you are able to interact with posts that have been made, scoop those posts, and create posts of your own.  Scoop.it also directs you to things that the site believes eould intesrest you based ont he topics you have been discusses.  It is an interactive site that feeds off of the things you post and gives feedback from the SITE ITSELF on the post YOU created.  This statement reflects the idea of web 3.0 to a t.

 

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www.scoop.it

 

EPN (2008) Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 (video clip on YouTube). Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNcjya56v8 Nonprofitorgs (2010).

 

Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Simplified for Nonprofits. Available at: http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/web-1-0-web-2-0-and-web-3-0-simplified-for-nonprofits/

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