It’s just like passing notes in class…” a content analysis of the use of Twitter at #asl2015

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582213
Title:
It’s just like passing notes in class…” a content analysis of the use of Twitter at #asl2015
Authors:
Rooney Ferris, Laura; O Connor, Martin
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation, University College Cork
Citation:
Rooney Ferris, L., O'Connor, M. (2015) '“It’s just like passing notes in class…”: a content analysis of the use of Twitter at #asl2015'. An Leabharlann, 24(2), pp. 10-17.
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Journal:
An Leabharlann
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582213
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Twitter has changed the dynamic of the academic conference. Before Twitter, delegate participation was primarily dependent on attendance and feedback was limited to post-event survey. With Twitter, delegates have become active participants. They pass comment, share reactions and critique presentations, all the while generating a running commentary. This study examines this phenomenon using the Academic & Special Libraries (A&SL) conference 2015 (hashtag #asl2015) as a case study. A post-conference survey was undertaken asking delegates how and why they used Twitter at #asl2015. A content and conceptual analysis of tweets was conducted using Topsy and Storify. This analysis examined how delegates interacted with presentations, which sessions generated most activity on the timeline and the type of content shared. Actual tweet activity and volume per presentation was compared to survey responses. Finally, recommendations on Twitter engagement for conference organisers and presenters are provided.
Keywords:
SOCIAL MEDIA; CONFERENCES
Local subject classification:
TWITTER; LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorRooney Ferris, Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorO Connor, Martinen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-16T13:07:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-16T13:07:34Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.citationRooney Ferris, L., O'Connor, M. (2015) '“It’s just like passing notes in class…”: a content analysis of the use of Twitter at #asl2015'. An Leabharlann, 24(2), pp. 10-17.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/582213en
dc.descriptionTwitter has changed the dynamic of the academic conference. Before Twitter, delegate participation was primarily dependent on attendance and feedback was limited to post-event survey. With Twitter, delegates have become active participants. They pass comment, share reactions and critique presentations, all the while generating a running commentary. This study examines this phenomenon using the Academic & Special Libraries (A&SL) conference 2015 (hashtag #asl2015) as a case study. A post-conference survey was undertaken asking delegates how and why they used Twitter at #asl2015. A content and conceptual analysis of tweets was conducted using Topsy and Storify. This analysis examined how delegates interacted with presentations, which sessions generated most activity on the timeline and the type of content shared. Actual tweet activity and volume per presentation was compared to survey responses. Finally, recommendations on Twitter engagement for conference organisers and presenters are provided.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.subjectSOCIAL MEDIAen
dc.subjectCONFERENCESen
dc.subject.otherTWITTERen
dc.subject.otherLIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICESen
dc.titleIt’s just like passing notes in class…” a content analysis of the use of Twitter at #asl2015en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundation, University College Corken
dc.identifier.journalAn Leabharlannen
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