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Twitter: social communication in the Twitter Age –Dhiraj Murthy 2013

Book Review

Twitter has become one of the most popular social network over the years and it is such a bizarre that everyone is in depth of accessing the twitter and how its been used . It is such an important distinction to Facebook and other emergent social technologies . It allows people to use 140 character to send messages from their mobile internet devices . I found myself questioning about the first chapter of the book, is it worth the 140 character? The answers will continue on as you read this book .
In the first few chapter of Murthy’s book, he explicates more about what is twitter, how it contextualize ...view middle of the document...

On contextualizing twitter, Mc Luhan’s notion of the global village(1962:31) argued that the process of new electronic independence recreates the world in the image of global village. In my opinion, he was referring to his prediction that globalized electronically reconcile communication framework was creating a level of inter-dependence which would enable all parts of the world to be connected in a sort of “global village”. Those who is confuse will each find the explanation to support the question. I would like to touch on my favorite part of the book which is twitter and homophily. There is no doubt that heterogeneous interactions would summed up the diversification of “circles of followers’ on twitter. These kind of users will tend to associate with like – minded people. It is interesting that there are so many kinds of people who has their own way of communicating with people on twitter and how they choose to communicate with. Their tweets when aggregated in some sort of particular combinations become important digital objects to their interlocutors. There is another topic that I am more concern about which is twitter and disasters on chapter five. Gathering news information about disasters is an act of following a fast – moving target. Disasters as Clarke (2005:137) observes, maybe destructive but are ultimately “prosaic” and as such helps glean “ important things” about how and why society works as it does for example , celebrity cultures are powerful and involve the ability to see the agenda regarding important events for beyond celebrity gossip . In my opinion, this somehow will create an awareness with everyone who follows the celebrity itself whether is about a...

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