Comments on: Why Students of Social Media Love Twitter http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/ Online Marketing Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:40:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Peggy Fitzpatrick http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19696 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:00:09 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19696 Love the post Ric, still processing the information. The New York Times just posted this article about Twitter: http://nyti.ms/mrCFKr which talks about people using the hashtag outside of Twitter for expression. Definitely a cultural shift occurring for our language and culture.

I agree with Dan’s statement about relationships being more “low risk” on Social Media and would add that they are also more disposable which could be higher risk.
Insightful as always Ric

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By: Dan Perez http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19693 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:04:32 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19693 Surprisingly, this post didn’t make my head hurt (like a large percentage of posts from your fellow tribesman). I wasn’t quite sure of the point of the post, however. I think the trend towards short, electronic communication offers little benefit to the human race. I, for one, hope to never see social media replace face-to-face (even phone) communication. Magic doesn’t happen when “The writer must say less, and infer more”, only confusion.

Online relationships are easy because they’re low risk. It’s easy to like someone online. But put your little “tribe” to work together for the same company from 9-5 for a whole year and I guarantee you, you’re gonna start disliking a large percentage of your fellow tribesmen (and vice versa).

Twitter is what it should be, a way to connect with other people across the world and a never ending stream of real-time news & events. I hope it never becomes anything more than that.

Nice job.

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By: Ric Dragon http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19688 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:28:54 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19688 Thank you, Sir!

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By: Ric Dragon http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19687 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:27:49 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19687 Thanks for commenting, Ashley. You’re reminding me, I’d love to write about that phenomena of which you speak – how positive group with positive, negative with negative – in short, what they call “affinity groups”. It really gets into the essence of tribalism, and how we like to be with people that affirm our own nature or type. One of the reasons I love social media is that it introduces people to me outside of my affinity groups. Even people that I don’t necessarily have a lot in common with – but that introduce me to new ideas.

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By: Ashley Drewes http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19653 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:42:54 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19653 I hated twitter until I couldn’t avoid it any longer. It took me a while to see the nuances of language possible with 140 characters. I have already read at least one article/study of how “positive” tweeters tend to tweet with other “positive” tweeters, and negative with negative, so your future is not hard to imagine but it is utterly fascinating. Great article.

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By: Mike Vaz http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19651 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:35:29 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19651 Me Gusta Ric. Me Gusta.

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By: Ric http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19649 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:43:22 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19649 And what’s interesting, Shawn – is that those people reading the stock ticker got really accustomed to it, and could just sit there and read it all day – their own internal filtering kicked in. If you ever do one of the big Twitter chats, you have to do that, too.

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By: Shawn http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19646 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:39:50 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19646 Semantics for me will be the savior of twitter. Google’s own real time updates on new stories is a great example of that.

Without filtering Twitter seems more the personification of white noise then the dawn of new age of communication. Without a heavy duty filter to assist the process it becomes a task of content sorting left to people dedicated to such a task.

I think the stock-ticker idea is well suited … more in that you have to specialize in the data being streamed to you in order for it to have impact on you. It could be black Friday and the stock ticker is still just a blinking stream of light to those not specialized in interpreting the data.

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By: Olivia Fletcher (@journeyscript)` http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19635 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 02:36:29 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19635 Thanks for the reply, Ric – whenever I take the time (usually through a recommendation of a friend like Chris) to read and comment on a blog, it’s very rewarding and enjoyable – and all the more so when there’s interaction and replies!

Have a great evening, and I look forward to reading more of your work and talking in the future.

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By: Ric Dragon http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/why-students-of-social-media-love-twitter/#comment-19634 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 02:15:46 +0000 http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/?p=6020#comment-19634 OK, wish you could see my smile, and subtle shaking of the head. Not shaking of the head because I agree or disagree, but because I’m so delighted, tickled, no – moved – by your thoughtful comment. Your appreciative words are kind and soothing. I’m so grateful that you’ve come by to read the post and comment – and to make your acquaintance, albeit in words.

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