shelfelf:

chrischelberg:

missinginthestacks:


 

warbyparker:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.


Need to cite a Tweet?  


I’m all in favor of this, but what happens when Twitter changes it’s Terms of Service, and the requirements for how to display tweets alters? Would the MLA have to change the rules in that case?

Please tell me how many times twitter is cited in research works. I need to know what I am missing.

It all depends on what you’re studying. Anything dealing with current events could likely deal with twitter. Say if you’re studying the war on terrorism, and covered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a Pakistani actually live-tweeted the raid. If you’re going to include first hand eye-witness testimony without directly interviewing him, you need to quote the tweet.

If you’re studying teen/tween culture, or even silicon valley cultural dynamics, you’re going to need to cite tweets. Doing research on Stubenville and youth attitudes on rape? Tweets. Journalism and media studies? Tweets are going to be cited.

I don’t have raw numbers, but with a large amount of communication that would have been through email, phone calls, or just casual chatting/texting now on twitter (which researchers can actually see the public tweets) there might be useful data there and hence a need to cite them. Once there’s a need to cite, there’s a need to formalize how to do so (in general).

As to what you’re missing on twitter, it all depends on what you’d like to get out of it. I tend to watch conference hashtags that I can’t make it to in order to get a general sense of what’s going on without getting to be there. Also some professional networking, as well as just hanging out with librarians online.

shelfelf:

chrischelberg:

missinginthestacks:

 

warbyparker:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

Need to cite a Tweet?  

I’m all in favor of this, but what happens when Twitter changes it’s Terms of Service, and the requirements for how to display tweets alters? Would the MLA have to change the rules in that case?

Please tell me how many times twitter is cited in research works. I need to know what I am missing.

It all depends on what you’re studying. Anything dealing with current events could likely deal with twitter. Say if you’re studying the war on terrorism, and covered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a Pakistani actually live-tweeted the raid. If you’re going to include first hand eye-witness testimony without directly interviewing him, you need to quote the tweet.

If you’re studying teen/tween culture, or even silicon valley cultural dynamics, you’re going to need to cite tweets. Doing research on Stubenville and youth attitudes on rape? Tweets. Journalism and media studies? Tweets are going to be cited.

I don’t have raw numbers, but with a large amount of communication that would have been through email, phone calls, or just casual chatting/texting now on twitter (which researchers can actually see the public tweets) there might be useful data there and hence a need to cite them. Once there’s a need to cite, there’s a need to formalize how to do so (in general).

As to what you’re missing on twitter, it all depends on what you’d like to get out of it. I tend to watch conference hashtags that I can’t make it to in order to get a general sense of what’s going on without getting to be there. Also some professional networking, as well as just hanging out with librarians online.

(Source: warbyparker)

missinginthestacks:


 

warbyparker:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.


Need to cite a Tweet?  


I’m all in favor of this, but what happens when Twitter changes it’s Terms of Service, and the requirements for how to display tweets alters? Would the MLA have to change the rules in that case?

missinginthestacks:

 

warbyparker:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

Need to cite a Tweet?  

I’m all in favor of this, but what happens when Twitter changes it’s Terms of Service, and the requirements for how to display tweets alters? Would the MLA have to change the rules in that case?

(Source: warbyparker)

“Facebook has finally done it. It’s just a few updates away now from euthanizing the concept of privacy, already ailing on its network. Timelines and Open Graph, introduced at this week’s f8 conference, sit on either edge of the sword that’s just been run through privacy’s heart. It is finished. It is done.”

Linked with the last piece. I don’t want this. It will not convince me that sharing this information with Facebook is worth what I’m getting out of it. The bargain isn’t good enough for what I’m giving up.

Why I use(d) social networks

I used Facebook initially to keep track of people from my freshman dorm the next year. I’d avoided getting one all of year long, but it dawned on me that I might lose track of people over the summer. That’s it. That’s the entire reason I got into using Facebook.

Now I also got swept up in a couple Facebook games/apps. But I since removed everything but the tumblr cross posting application. Nothing else. I even started this tumblr blog due to not wanting all my links to articles to be stuck inside Facebook. At this point the you might say that tumblr also is a social platform that tracks my every move. However, there are no ads for other products on it yet. I think that I’ll eventually try to change over to a personally hosted blog at the point where I have more money. That’s a big reason why I’m still on tumblr right now. It’s free. If that changes, or the bargains I make with tumblr change too much I will leave.

I’m worried as well about twitter, but it hasn’t done as much to force a lack of privacy beyond the initial bargain, yet. I tend to use third-party mobile apps to interact with it (tweetbot) and avoid the web interface at nearly any cost. I don’t have location turned on for nearly anything. My cell phone already tells on me, and IP addresses take care of the rest, so theres no reason to make things any easier than they already are.

This Facebook is not what I ever wanted. If I knew then what I do now, I doubt I’d ever have joined Facebook to begin with.

PS. I think this also precludes me from moving over to G+ as well.

Is Facebook Trying to Kill Privacy? [OPINION]