The text that I chose to write about is Confessions of a Aca-Fan by Henry Jenkins. In this review he talks about the highs and lows about twitter, first he questions about is Twitter really the right place to do his work? He questions about the site, how would it expand meaningfully, and would any good cause come out of it. In my opinion I think Twitter is a great way to promote your blog or anything else to that matter also a lot of internet uses use Facebook so in another term creating a page on Facebook would do just as good as a Twitter account. Reading on Henry comments that it is a serious loss to digital culture myself personally I do not agree with that I feel that Twitter is more of an “add on” for the digital age of course there are people out there that don’t agree with social networks, that’s fine. The internets has more features than those type of networks so they are easy to avoid but I must admit they have some low points but that is another story, so would Twitter replace blogs? I highly doubt it these two applications are very different and they both serve two very different causes, Henry believes this would happen, I do think change will happen but only to Twitter, I see that Twitter will become more of a advertising site rather than a status and celebrity following site. But later on in the review he talks about the pros about Twitter he likes the idea of being connected with his followers and with the people he subscribes to, he feels that it is a nice community and he is very happy that his co-worker created his account for him. He points out that the site is a good place to get your answers answered quick no matter what it is, but I think he is talking about computer based problems I assume that plenty of computer technicians use Twitter, he goes on talking about his project “Here it is” he says that it represents Twitter as a means of sharing links and pointers to other places on the web. I myself have no idea what he would achieve out of this project but it would be interesting on what would happen in the end. I have noticed a few strong points in his text, and I have to agree with him on this one I myself have a blog and not many people view it so like I have mentioned
above that I think that Twitter is very useful to advertise a blog because the application reaches out to so many people around the word. But on the other hand it is not a substitute for blogs, I see that as a very strong point in the text. Just to finish off I would like to explain what points in this text that could help me with my studies, Twitter can be useful if I need to ask questions about a certain subject or find a target audience, I think it would be a good place to do something like that.
Link to the review