How and why are people using Twitter

a small group study

Andrew Ramsden

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

47 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper reports the findings from a survey of people who are using Twitter. Twitter feels like the new technology on the learning technology block. When viewed in terms of the Gartner Hype Cycle then it would be classified as moving towards the peak of inflated expectations, at the first stage of the cycle. The paper suggests that as a learning technology then we must remember that Twitter is still relatively immature. The survey implies people are experimenting in the way that they use it. That said, the analysis does indicate a certain "buzz and excitement" around Twitter. So, given its relative immaturity as a learning technology then the challenge is to share effective practice in educational use of Twitter.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath, U. K.
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Publication statusUnpublished - 2 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • eatbath
  • Twitter

Cite this

Ramsden, A. (2008). How and why are people using Twitter: a small group study. Bath, U. K.: University of Bath.

How and why are people using Twitter : a small group study. / Ramsden, Andrew.

Bath, U. K. : University of Bath, 2008.

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

Ramsden, A 2008 'How and why are people using Twitter: a small group study' University of Bath, Bath, U. K.
Ramsden A. How and why are people using Twitter: a small group study. Bath, U. K.: University of Bath. 2008 Jul 2.
Ramsden, Andrew. / How and why are people using Twitter : a small group study. Bath, U. K. : University of Bath, 2008.
@techreport{b441bc682cff4325a5deb91873af544b,
title = "How and why are people using Twitter: a small group study",
abstract = "This paper reports the findings from a survey of people who are using Twitter. Twitter feels like the new technology on the learning technology block. When viewed in terms of the Gartner Hype Cycle then it would be classified as moving towards the peak of inflated expectations, at the first stage of the cycle. The paper suggests that as a learning technology then we must remember that Twitter is still relatively immature. The survey implies people are experimenting in the way that they use it. That said, the analysis does indicate a certain {"}buzz and excitement{"} around Twitter. So, given its relative immaturity as a learning technology then the challenge is to share effective practice in educational use of Twitter.",
keywords = "eatbath, Twitter",
author = "Andrew Ramsden",
year = "2008",
month = "7",
day = "2",
language = "English",
publisher = "University of Bath",
address = "UK United Kingdom",
type = "WorkingPaper",
institution = "University of Bath",

}

TY - UNPB

T1 - How and why are people using Twitter

T2 - a small group study

AU - Ramsden, Andrew

PY - 2008/7/2

Y1 - 2008/7/2

N2 - This paper reports the findings from a survey of people who are using Twitter. Twitter feels like the new technology on the learning technology block. When viewed in terms of the Gartner Hype Cycle then it would be classified as moving towards the peak of inflated expectations, at the first stage of the cycle. The paper suggests that as a learning technology then we must remember that Twitter is still relatively immature. The survey implies people are experimenting in the way that they use it. That said, the analysis does indicate a certain "buzz and excitement" around Twitter. So, given its relative immaturity as a learning technology then the challenge is to share effective practice in educational use of Twitter.

AB - This paper reports the findings from a survey of people who are using Twitter. Twitter feels like the new technology on the learning technology block. When viewed in terms of the Gartner Hype Cycle then it would be classified as moving towards the peak of inflated expectations, at the first stage of the cycle. The paper suggests that as a learning technology then we must remember that Twitter is still relatively immature. The survey implies people are experimenting in the way that they use it. That said, the analysis does indicate a certain "buzz and excitement" around Twitter. So, given its relative immaturity as a learning technology then the challenge is to share effective practice in educational use of Twitter.

KW - eatbath

KW - Twitter

M3 - Discussion paper

BT - How and why are people using Twitter

PB - University of Bath

CY - Bath, U. K.

ER -