I really enjoyed the readings this week [being a regular participant in SNS] and learned some new things. The topic of great interest is the ideal audience that individuals of twitter accounts tweet to. I also found the responses of individuals from the survey to what is inappropriate to tweet very interesting [especially seeing as how I dont think my followers got that memo]. I found a hilarious video that sums up the article “I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately:Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience.”
In the video, one of the guys asks “who do you tweet to?”The twitter bird replies in a mysterious manner “no one and everyone.”
Guy 1:Its like im hanging with my friends all the time
guy 2: Friends dont randomly shout into the darkness and hope someone is listening
This interaction reminds me so much of the reading. On page 118 the author discusses how the word “friend” is an “overloaded term in a social media.” On page 128, the author states “while Facebook or Twitter users don’t know exactly who comprises their audience addressed, they have a mental picture of who they’re writing or speaking to-the audience invoked.”
In short, watch and video and get a comical approach to the reading.