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

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dc.contributor.author Rooney Ferris, Laura
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-09T12:37:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-09T12:37:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10
dc.identifier.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. en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 10 en
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-6062
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2044
dc.description.abstract 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. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Library Association of Ireland en
dc.relation.uri https://libraryassociation.ie/publications/leabharlann
dc.subject Conferences en
dc.subject Twitter en
dc.subject Social media en
dc.title “It’s just like passing notes in class…”: a content analysis of the use of Twitter at #asl2015 en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Martin O'Connor, Boole Library, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: martin.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle An Leabharlann en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress martin.oconnor@ucc.ie en


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