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Affordances are those elements that the rhetor can shape for persuasive purposes. Constraints are those elements that the rhetor does not control. 140 characters is a constraint. Screen name is an affordance.
- quick as far as immediacy, short, direct, a thought, a shared picture/link
- can see what source the tweet is from (web, mobile device, etc)
Rhetor's Home Page: twitter stream
- can send links to images or webpages
- rhetor can leave these fields blank, or be sarcastic. Cannot change field name.
- can control who you follow
- can re-send any message: retweet using RT or via. everyone following can see the reply
- can refer to another using @
- can send a private message to another user by prefacing the message with D
- can designate a findable topic with #
- using @ or # creates a search link. This isn't controlled by the rhetor but can be used by the rhetor
Significant that the means of circulating and tagging messages are not software-dependent but use a character in the message.
Constraints
- links+message cannot exceed 140 characters. To get around this, rhetors us a short/condensed link, using a client
- need hardware beyond texting tool to include images
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Deletions:
Affordances are those elements that the rhetor can shape for persuasive purposes. Constraints are those elements that the rhetor does not control.
140 characters is a constraint. Screen name is an affordance.
-affordances of Twitter: 140 characters allowed in each tweet.
-quite quick as far as immediacy, short, direct, a thought, a shared picture/link
-can see what source the tweet is from (web, mobile device, etc)
-when I post a tweet, it is in bold
Rhetor's Home Page:
- should be noted, rhetor can leave these fields blank, or be sarcastic. Cannot change field name...

- cannot send an image or page, just links to images or webpages
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Constraint
links+message will exceed 140 characters. To get around this, rhetors us a short/condensed link, using a Client
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- you are able to post a re-tweet to someone's tweet on your own homepage by rolling over your re-tweet. Confusing, but, that way, everyone following you can see your reply to someone's tweet....whew!
- in the task bar, below the username there are 3 numbers: the number following you, the number you are following and the number listed


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Edited on 2010-04-08 06:08:21 by MorganAdmin
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=====Notes on Rhetorical Elements of Twitter=====
April 2010
=== Affordances ===
Affordances are those elements that the rhetor can shape for persuasive purposes. Constraints are those elements that the rhetor does not control.
140 characters is a constraint. Screen name is an affordance.
Rhetor's Home Page:
- Text box: "What's happening?". below that, the latest tweet or last update and how long ago it was posted. Below text box is a list of tweets from those followed, in reverse chronological order, like a Facebook wall post
-On the right, # of followers, # of others rhetor is following, and links to Direct messages, retweets and favorites. Trends (controlled by Twitter) trends that Twitter is picking up (ie: Easter, Justin Bieber, Duke)
Follows
- anyone viewing your homepage can see who you're following
Affordances
- user can edit the background of their own Twitter page, their username, location, a webpage, and a 160 character bio
- should be noted, rhetor can leave these fields blank, or be sarcastic. Cannot change field name...

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Constraint
links+message will exceed 140 characters. To get around this, rhetors us a short/condensed link, using a Client
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- "yfrog" a site where users can upload photos, will convert them for twitter, can upload a photo and put the link in @ same time BUT users must have the software to do it. Many times done from a smartphone
Deletions:
- Affordance of Twitter: 140 characters allowed in each Tweet
- what can a Twitter user shape?
- My Home Page:
- Text box: "What's happening?"
- below that, the latest tweet or my last update and how long ago I posted it
- # of followers, # of those I'm following, tool/task bar, (Direct messages, website, retweets and favorites)
- Also in taskbar: Trends (controlled by Twitter) trends that Twitter is picking up (ie: Easter, Justin Bieber, Duke)
- Below text box is a list of tweets from anyone I'm following (reverse chronological order) like a Facebook wall post
- user can edit/control the background of their own Twitter page, their username, location, a webpage, and a 160 character bio
- should be noted, you can leave these fields blank, or be sarcastic, whatever you prefer! Cannot change field name...
- anyone viewing your homepage can see who you're following
- many links+message will exceed 140 characters, people will thus convert links to a short/condensed link, using a Client
- "yfrog" a site where users can upload photos, will convert them for twitter, can upload a photo and put the link in @ same time BUT users must have the software to do it. Many times done from a smartphone


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