Week 10: Updates on research

Things I’ve found over the past week or so:

Firstly, Ten Years of Innovation Highlights, a blog post linked to me by lovely Caroline. This post highlights the absence of traditional media (thus, use of Twitter) in the broadcasting of Osama Bin Laden’s death, in contrast to the use of TV and radio in 2001 (i.e. broadcast of September 11 attacks).

Second, The Ultimate Guide to Twitter – literally, THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TWITTER. Although this is mainly targeted at businesses using social media as a marketing tool (as I am for my internship) I can also put it to good use. I particularly liked Oatmeal’s 10 things you need to stop tweeting about.



Last one – What Kind of Tech User Are You? – a Pew Research Centre survey which, following a series of questions, determines how you use technology. Although this isn’t directly relevant to my research, it was interesting to look at. Plus, I found out that I’m a ‘roving node’.

“You are an active manager of your social and work lives using your mobile device. You get the most out of basic applications – such as email or texting – and find them great for dealing with the logistics of your life and enhancing personal productivity. You are more of a hub for information flows than a source of digital content. You are heavily reliant on all of your ICTs for communicating and gathering information.”

Hm, that sounds fairly accurate.

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3 thoughts on “Week 10: Updates on research

  1. Thanks for linking to the post I wrote on Copyblogger. I appreciate it. That one from Oatmeal had me rolling on the floor! Hope your studies are going well for you.

  2. No problem! It was so thorough! I actually found the link on Twitter through an equally impressed co-worker.

    It’s definitely a great help to my social media thesis, especially considering the focus on Twitter!

  3. Pingback: Week 10: Updates on research (via joannaschwarz.wordpress.com) « Classic Exec's Blog

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