There is now an official Modern Language Association standard for referencing tweets: “How do I cite a tweet?“: Begin the entry in the works-cited list with the author’s real name and, in parentheses, user name, if both are known and they differ. If only the user name is known, give it alone. Next provide the… Read more Citing Tweets in Academic Papers, or: The Odd Way of Citing Born-Digital Content
Last year Erik Borra, Taina Bucher, Carolin Gerlitz, Esther Weltevrede and I worked on a project “One day on the internet is enough” which we have since referred to as “Pace Online.” The project aims to contribute to thinking about temporality or pace online by focusing on the notion of spheres and distinct media spaces.… Read more David Gelernter on the lifestream, time, pace and space.
Last Monday I wrote a blog post on Vampire movies in IMDB and Breyten notified me on Twitter that he wasn’t sure his comment came through on my blog because of a BackType error. I used the BackType Connect plugin for WordPress to integrate tweets related to the blog post into the commentspace. Conversations are… Read more Integrating the distributed commentspace of Twitter into your blog
Last week the Netherlands-German border was struck by a 4.2 earthquake which went unnoticed by many but not on Twitter. It was joked that the quake had a bigger impact on Twitter than anywhere else. I was interviewed by Radio 1 about this phenomenon and I briefly talked about the resemblance between the recent East Coast… Read more Interview on Radio 1 about Twitter and the Dutch earthquake
Invitation to join the network (a series of events, reader, workshops, online debates, campaigns etc.) Concept: Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures/HvA, Amsterdam) and Korinna Patelis (Cyprus University of Technology, Lemasol) Thanks to Marc Stumpel, Sabine Niederer, Vito Campanelli, Ned Rossiter, Michael Dieter, Oliver Leistert, Taina Bucher, Gabriella Coleman, Ulises Mejias, Anne Helmond, Lonneke van… Read more Unlike Us: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives
Credits: Michiel Berger (@michielb), Anne Helmond (@silvertje), Marvin de Reuver (@marvindereuver), Esther Weltevrede (@esthr) and Ton Wesseling (@tonwesseling) This final image has been made with the help from Ton Wesseling who calculated the percentage of Twitter users per city, using data about the number of inhabitants per city from CBS (January 2010). Looking at the… Read more Visualization: Twitter penetration per city in the Netherlands