Living In the Stream I.

This app searches Twitter for real-time snow reports and displays them on the map. Tweet the hashtag #uksnow, your location (postcode, town name or geotag your tweet), and rate the snow that is falling out of ten (0/10 for nothing – 10/10 for a blizzard). You can also include the depth of snow (cm or inches), attach a photo and add a description to your tweet.

Observe a Twitter stream and categorize the presumptive intent of each Tweet. The framing questions could be:
1. What is the tweet implicitly asking me to do in response?
2. What are the other clear contextual features I can infer from a Tweet?
3. What would be the top level categories that could be used to describe a general intent-plus-effect of a Tweet?

This last question could be visualized as sorting Tweets into different boxes based in the information in the Tweet, and, ‘safe’ inferences we would make in the light of the qualifications posed by #1 and #2. Because I’ve narrowed the categorical focus to a top level, the sense of sorting would be to derive very general categories that do not overlap.

What interests me are combinations of factors and features discoverable as a matter of knowing more fully user intent. A blunt question about this is: what is the payoff for observing and/or participating in your own Twitter stream? Implicit in this would be a behavioral economic qualification of intent. There are lots of other directions too, so I wonder about personality factors, enabling tools, affectual elements, etc.

Here is the Netdynam20 stream from 8:35 a.m. EST (USA).

    Library 2.0 Ideas

    library2 Library 2.0 Ideas

    Discard your Information Desk and stick an RFID tag on it
    3 minutes ago

    TweetSmarter
    TweetSmarter TweetSmarter
    If you follow the right people. Twitter can be AMAZINGLY useful: http://bit.ly/loS4bN
    3 minutes ago
    TeresaKopec
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    “Gingrich’s reputation as an intellectual…in the media is nuts.” http://nyti.ms/iEzaYk
    4 minutes ago
    Travel,Ideas,Culture
    WeBlogtheWorld Travel,Ideas,Culture
    RT @davezatz: RT @phillytechnews: Penn. school district hit with new Mac spying lawsuit http://bit.ly/lDsfAJ
    13 minutes ago
    Stacey Gray
    staceygray Stacey Gray
    the amount of things I work out and get correct from fbs and tweets is insane. I should be a detective and people should fear me
    13 minutes ago
    TeresaKopec
    TeresaKopec TeresaKopec
    Nice to see her smile. RT @Suntimes: The first photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot released suntm.es/iTZaCF
    15 minutes ago
    Craig Le Grice
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    30 minutes ago
    TweetSmarter
    TweetSmarter TweetSmarter
    r/t 90% Of Twitter Is Just Showing Up – http://bit.ly/kZ5Uvv
    33 minutes ago
    Library 2.0 Ideas
    library2 Library 2.0 Ideas
    Plagiarize The Shanachies
    33 minutes ago
    DeeAnna Nagel
    RT @armedwscience Smartphones for Behavioral Health Care http://bit.ly/mKuJC1
    37 minutes ago
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    WeBlogtheWorld Travel,Ideas,Culture
    Post coming: 5 Vancouver Food Trucks With Food Sure To Give An Orgasm – #tbex #tbexHL
    38 minutes ago
    John of God
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    by Tokyo_Tom
    =Chavez: US weapon test caused #Haiti earthquake youtube.com/watch?v=Q9QtZk… EVen other nations believe #HAARP ?
    47 minutes ago
    Darren Scott Monroe
    darrenmonroe Darren Scott Monroe
    CORRECTION: 48 Hour sales begins Monday forgive any confusion @rdempsey (cats out the bag isnt it? LOL)
    46 minutes ago
    Betsy Fischer
    BetsyMTP Betsy Fischer
    Hey tweeps in Atlanta … your mayor @KasimReed is on @MeetthePress this morning at 10am on WXIA @11AliveNews
    48 minutes ago
    ken
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    “When oil is no longer available.. a great deal will have to be changed in our way of life” — Bertrand Russell #Reith lecture (1948)
    52 minutes ago
    communicationspace
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    Rep. Anthony Weiner seeks temporary leave of absence…: mobile.syracuse.com/advsyra/db_263…
    56 minutes ago
    Mark Glaser
    mediatwit Mark Glaser
    by comm_space
    MediaShift is hiring an intern. Apply now: http://to.pbs.org/kU1iAN
    1 hour ago
    Library 2.0 Ideas
    library2 Library 2.0 Ideas
    Discard Library Elf at the next conference you attend
    1 hour ago
    TweetSmarter
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    RT @badbanana: Anthony Weiner has entered a twelve-step program. All twelve steps are “Seriously, don’t send it.”
    1 hour ago
    Darren Scott Monroe
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    48 Hour Dime Sale Purpose Passion Profit http://bit.ly/kapQw6
    1 hour ago
    NBC News
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    by BetsyMTP
    Rep. Giffords releases 1st photos since shooting. PHOTO/STORY: on.msnbc.com/kNkMqB
    TokyoTom
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    YouTube – Anonmous Surfing with Anonymous Proxieshttp://bit.ly/lOt1t8
    Stuart Witts
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    Me and Arthur are about to take a spin around the @dunsfoldpark Top Gear track in a… http://instagr.am/p/FmQHT/
    1 hour ago
    Eru
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    by Tokyo_Tom
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    1 hour ago
    Ashley Simone
    SimoneAsh Ashley Simone
    by Tokyo_Tom
    “An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will” – Thomas Jefferson
    1 hour ago
    mitziszereto
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    Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts gets a nice mention in Entertainment Weekly! http://fb.me/ZLhibbbZ
    1 hour ago
    Jade Smith
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    No words for this crime – how can a 17 year old girl smile at this? What kind of person will she become? n24.cm/mwyclY
    1 hour ago
    Lynne Lee
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    Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose ~ Tom Krause RT @BloggersGM
    1 hour ago
    Sonja Jo
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    by Tokyo_Tom
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    1 hour ago
    AWooldridge (storyt)
    storytellin AWooldridge (storyt)
    TFI :: Lina Srivastava Discusses Transmedia Activism: http://bit.ly/k1RkMH
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    Robert Longpré
    rgl Robert Longpré
    Individuation as Differentiation not Dissociation rglongpre.ca/jungianlens/20… #cgjung #psych #photography #child #individuation #rgl
    1 hour ago
    Linguick
    Linguick Linguick
    The Language Geek Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fTIHgv ▸ Top stories today via @awad @theglossophile @name_inspector
    1 hour ago
    Library 2.0 Ideas
    library2 Library 2.0 Ideas
    Evangelize about the OPAC using “The Long Tail”
    1 hour ago
    TweetSmarter
    TweetSmarter TweetSmarter
    r/t What do you say when someone asks: Why Should I Be On Twitter? http://bit.ly/9aXJSH
    1 hour ago
    Robin Good
    RobinGood Robin Good
    Real-Time News Curation now can be done with LinkedIn Today – here’s a good start-up guide to it. http://lnkd.in/quDpqw
    1 hour ago
    Dr Bex Lewis
    drbexl Dr Bex Lewis

    by Tokyo_Tom
    The Dr Bex Lewis Daily is out! http://bit.ly/h6VROx ▸ Top stories today via @tokyo_tom @davidmccready
    Robin Good
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    How to Use LinkedIn Today to Find Popular Content | Social Media Examiner | @scoopit http://bit.ly/mJhEJQ
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    • hi there – well, these examples scroll right off the page… i wouldn’t mind doing a comment on a sample of each, saying something to the questions you posed above. experimental interpretant-creation so to speak.

      but there are so many of them – what is YOUR intent in posting this sample?
      i spose i am being here the typical living-in-the-stream scanner, and have scanned through each, certainly not bothering to follow up on the URLs posted for each sample…
      but for my own twitter accounts [with an 's' - and i include ND2.0], i also scan through, then stop at those ‘announcements’ which provide me with a URL as a pointer to further info.
      this is what i do like about twitter. short updates/summaries of longer articles or noted items on the net i would otherwise not have noticed.
      at the same time, it is sometimes difficult to pin down why some people follow ME – i mean other than known pals and buddies. that’s for the eldonnn one anyway. the others, well, they are linked to blogs mainly, and hope to gain a following of the same ilk as who’d be interested in the blogs…

     

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