Sunday, June 28, 2009

what happens between "hidden" and "plain english"?

nothing here on the performance aspects of twitter. the video elides the possibility of fantasy, humor, the real agent-enacted hopes of/for career/dating/etc. forms of networking. so it essentially presumes that tweets tell what people are actually doing rather than what they wish to articulate as the nature of their activities/lives/selves. perhaps a response video is in order? still, for the basics ...

2 comments:

joanna said...

Good point. I think the benefit is that it explains to the average joe or joanna what these different "online thingies" are. I can see using them with Basic and FYE students to introduce the idea, and then follow up on thinking and exploring what the program can do.

bonnie lenore kyburz said...

oh absolutely, Joanna. i just felt that it was a pretty sizable omission. also thinking about how "droll" it can be to think that anyone cares if i'm drinking coffee or not and to instead play around w/ the nature of the status update. i do, however, like how the notion of "interest" is framed ... the value of the mundane.

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