Resources

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TWITTER LINKS FOR THE COURSE

Course Coordinator’s Twitter page (send tweets to him by inserting @CyberActivism at the start of your tweet): http://twitter.com/CyberActivism

Seminar discussion page on Twitter: (#ans498)http://twitter.com/search?q=%23ans498
(To post messages to the class as a whole in Twitter, add #ans498 to the end of your tweet)

List of all tweeters in the class: http://twitter.com/CyberActivism/cyber-activism-seminar

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD FOLLOW FOR THIS COURSE

Evgeny Morozov:
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/Evgenymorozov
On FOREIGN POLICY – Net Effect: http://neteffect.foreignpolicy.com/
Homepage: http://www.evgenymorozov.com/

Clay Shirky:
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/cShirky
Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet (Economics & Culture, Media & Community, Open Source): http://www.shirky.com/
Here Comes Everybody: http://www.herecomeseverybody.org/

Gaurav Mishra:
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/Gauravonomics
On Global Voices – Advocacy: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/author/gaurav/
Gauravonomics Blog on Social Media and Social Change: http://www.gauravonomics.com/

Ethan Zuckerman:
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/EthanZ
On Global Voices: http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/ezuckerman/
My Heart’s in Accra: http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/

Jonathan Zittrain:
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/zittrain
The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It: http://futureoftheinternet.org/blog

MORE SUGGESTIONS: http://tweepml.org/Digital-Activism/

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ORGANIZATIONS RESEARCHING TWITTER

BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY at Harvard University:
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/

WEB ECOLOGY PROJECT, Boston:
http://www.webecologyproject.org/

SYSOMOS RESOURCE LIBRARY, Sysomos, Toronto:
http://www.sysomos.com/company/reports-and-whitepapers

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NEWS ABOUT TWITTER

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RESOURCES FOR USING/STUDYING TWITTER

Some of the best tools for your regular use:

  1. Twitter Search: quickly find key words discussed by tweeters, locate hashtag lists: http://search.twitter.com/
  2. Twit That (See something interesting on the web? This posts the title of the page, its URL, and may allow you space to add comments): http://twitthat.com/
  3. Tweet Burner (shortens links, ideal for tweets): http://tweetburner.com/
  4. Tweet Deck (a very popular, alternate way to follow Twitter, post messages, organize lists, groups): http://www.tweetdeck.com/
  5. Twitter Fall (ideal for following very fast-paced discussions that have many updates; you can post from here as well): http://twitterfall.com/
  6. List of Twitter tools and Twitter applications (apps): http://oneforty.com/?utm_source=twdef
  7. MASHABLE’s guide to Twitter Lists, Resources, and How-Tos: http://mashable.com/category/twitter-lists/

Remember also for your research:

DIIGO – http://www.diigo.com/index
Take the Tour of Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/learn_more

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Using Twitter on your cell phone:

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Generating statistical reports on a specific Twitter user:

  1. TweetStats: http://tweetstats.com/
  2. Twitalyzer: http://www.twitalyzer.com/
  3. TwitterAnalyzer: http://twitteranalyzer.com/Default.aspx
  4. TwitterGrader: http://twitter.grader.com/
  5. Retweet Rank: http://www.retweetrank.com/
  6. Klout: http://klout.com/
  7. TweepDiff (compare followers between two Twitter users – may not be relevant to all research projects, skip if appropriate): http://tweepdiff.com/
  8. TwitterFriends: http://twitter-friends.com/index.php
  9. TweetEffect: http://tweeteffect.com/
  10. Bettween (track a conversation between two tweeters): http://www.bettween.com/

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Tools for studying trends on Twitter as a whole, finding political campaigns:

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RESOURCE GUIDES FOR DIGITAL ACTIVISM

  1. Digital Activism resource persons on Twitter: http://tweepml.org/Digital-Activism/
  2. The Digi-Active Guide to Twitter for Activism: http://www.digiactive.org/wp-content/uploads/digiactive_twitter_guide_v1-0.pdf
  3. A Digi-Active Introduction to Facebook Activism: http://www.digiactive.org/wp-content/uploads/digiactive_facebook_activism.pdf
  4. Quick ‘n’ Easy Guide to Online Advocacy: http://onlineadvocacy.tacticaltech.org/
  5. Blog for a Cause! The Global Voices Guide to Blog Advocacy, by Mary Joyce: http://www.digiactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/gv_blog_advocacy2.pdf
  6. Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents (by Reporters without Borders): http://www.rsf.org/IMG/pdf/handbook_bloggers_cyberdissidents-GB.pdf
  7. Cross-Posting for Advocacy: An Introduction to Effective Social Media Integration: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/crossposting.pdf
  8. Learning from Obama: Lessons for Online Communicators in 2009 and Beyond (e-book): http://www.epolitics.com/learning-from-obama.pdf
  9. Sysomos: Inside the Political Twittersphere: http://www.sysomos.com/insidetwitter/politics
  10. Sysomos: An In-Depth Look Inside Twitter: http://www.sysomos.com/insidetwitter/
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