PJ Evans

The Twitter Experience

For all the structuring effects of the Twitter functional features, the Twitter experience is generally perceived as a private one as only the individual user can see their Twitter feed, as they have structured it, on their particular screen configuration (Gillen and Merchant 2013). This aspect of the individualisation and heterogeneity of public and open […]

Open online spaces of professional learning: searching for understanding  the ‘material’ of Twitter discussion events

Here are the slides from my presentation to the Social Informatics cluster group meeting of 13 June 2014. Abstract: Recent years have seen a growth in micro-blogging discussion events intended to support professional learning (McCulloch, et al, 2011; Bingham and Conner, 2010) communities. These events often take place on Twitter and are open to anyone […]

Digital Scholarship day of ideas: data [2]

This is the second session of the day I wanted to note in detailed (the first is here). The session it Robert Procter on Big Data and the sociological imagination, Professor of social informatics at the University of Warwick. These notes are written live from the live stream. So here we go: The title has changed […]

Twitter “ain’t all that”

A useful reminder that Twitter Should Not Be Your Only Communications Channel in organising and promoting events for the following reasons: Firstly, not everyone is on Twitter. Wouldn’t have thought this point needed made, but apparently it does. Secondly, not everyone follows the right people on Twitter. This applies doubly if you are organising an event […]

A model of discussion events on Twitter

As previously discussed here & here, I am studying two Twitter discussion events as sites of professional identity formation and development. The broad structure of the two events is broadly similar to the research process of a Tweetstorm: “an online, open brainstorm-like session via Twitter” (Sie, Bitter-Rijpkema, and Sloep 2009: 60). A Tweetstorm was described as a […]

Social Network Analysis and Digital Data Analysis

Notes on a presentation by Pablo Paredes. The abstract for the seminar is: This presentation will be about how to make social network analysis from social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. Although traditional SNA packages are able to analyse data from any source, the volume of data from these new services can make […]

Weeknotes [21022014]

In this last week, I have mainly been: taking a few days off for the school half-term analysing Twitter data and mainly working through the metrics proposed by Axel Bruns and Stefan Stieglitz on measures of activity and of visibility continuing network analysis of that same data and am looking forward to reading the new report […]

Twitter and Micro-blogging conference – third and last day

These are notes from the Twitter and Micro-blogging conference at Lancaster University for day 3.  The full programme can be found on Lanyard.The Twitter hastag is #LUTwit I am also following eLearning @ Edinburgh on #elearninged First session is Cracking the Code on Twitter use by media fandom by Rhiannon Bury at Athabasca Uni. Places her research in the context of the increase […]

Twitter and micro blogging – presentation slides

My slides on Discursive practices in informal learning events on Twitter presented at #LUtwit: Whose piper and whose tune? from Peter Evans

Twitter and micro-blogging notes on day 2

These are notes from the Twitter and Micro-blogging conference at Lancaster University for day 2.  The full programme can be found on Lanyard.The Twitter hastag is #LUTwit Conceptualising Twitter as a discourse system by @mdanganh Looked at the Function of the # – lead to theory of contextualisation based on John J Gumperz conversational inference and contextualisation cues as surface feature […]

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