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12 OCTOBER 2015

Social media platform affordances promote phatic communication

"Facebook, for example, encourages phatic communication through sociable add-ons like 'vampire bites', 'zombies', 'hot potatoes' and automating messages encouraging participation between friends in quizzes, film taste reviews and the like.[6] Furthermore, Facebook's new 'beacon' technology creates an environment where one's online purchases and interests get relayed to one's network of friends through automated communication. Twitter encourages phatic communication through the imposed limits of the medium itself. The 160 character limit for messages creates brevity in communication. The lack of a private messaging facility, promotes generic 'announcements' over dialogue or targeted conversation. "

(Vincent Miller, 2008, p.398)

[6] For example, a typical automated message such as ''Mr X' has challenged you to a movie quiz' suggests a personal invitation to compete. However, it is usually the case that if 'Mr X' has participated in a movie quiz, you will, by default, be automatically 'challenged' to the quiz, by virtue of being friends with 'Mr X'.

Miller, V. (2008). "New Media, Networking and Phatic Culture." Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 14(4): 387–400.

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Simon Perkins
29 OCTOBER 2013

Twitter Vine micro-video sharing service

"Twitter has launched Vine, an addition to the social network that allows users to embed six second videos within their tweets. ... Videos posted on Vine are on an infinite loop – in a manner similar to animated gifs, an image format that has been popular since the very early days of the internet."

(BBC News, 24 January 2013)

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Simon Perkins
10 APRIL 2013

PechaKucha 20x20: a speaking and sharing short form

"PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. ...

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps –– just about anything, really –– in the PechaKucha 20x20 format."

(Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham)

Note that it is possible to create a self–running presentation in MS Powerpoint through following these steps: http://office.microsoft.com/en–gb/powerpoint–help/set–the–timing–and–speed–of–a–transition–HA010377985.aspx and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGVCKCn6jBc#t=2m10s

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Simon Perkins
25 DECEMBER 2007

Twitter in a nutshell, is a mobile social software service

"Twitter, in a nutshell, is mobile social software that lets you broadcast and receive short messages with your social network. You can use it with SMS (sending a message to 40404), on the web or IM. A darn easy API has enabled other clients such as Twitterific for the Mac. Twitter is Continuous Partial Presence, mostly made up of mundane messages in answer to the question, "what are you doing?" A never–ending steam of presence messages prompts you to update your own. Messages are more ephemeral than IM presence –– and posting is of a lower threshold, both because of ease and accessibility, and the informality of the medium."
(Ross Mayfield)

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