Twitter Talk

Andrew and Zach

Twitter logo might look better right-aligned.

Include an over before the first category “Mission,” like on Wikipedia. That way, there’s text between your twitter logo and your table of contents, that’ll clean up the look, and it will let readers who just want to “scan and go” do that more easily.

Table of Contents should be numbered, so like, “1. Mission,” “2. Platforms/Systems,” and then your subheadings under “Features” and be numbered also, “3.3. Trending Topics.”

I really like your Table of Contents topics, though. Good Headings.

If “Mission” gets its own section, you could consider providing more comment on their mission. How do they pursue their mission goal? You might even be able to put this in the general overview section.

“Users can combine similar topics by adding a hashtag in front of the word or phrase” Go in a little more in-depth with how hashtags work. They’re complicated.

“Usage” section is good content but needs to cite sources, use that fancy hyperlinked “References” sections like on Wikipedia.

proofread for grammar.

Morgan and Jeni

elaborate more for each topic.
for example: in the messaging category, maybe elaborate on the fact that a user can only private message users that follow them mutually.

the hyperlink usage is really great, leads to outside sources

add images of screenshots of different things on Twitter.
for example: maybe take a screenshot of the '
trending topics' section and add that into the appropriate section on your wiki.

Add a History portion of how the website started, who founded it, when it started, etc.

LeJera & Melissa

I like you showed a restriction ie twitter jail, that if you make too many tweets twitter blocks you for protection of spam, but I would like you to put it as a subtitle under a heading labeled restrictions. We also like that the paragraphs are short and to the point but we would like for you to go into more detail like ie how do you obtain followers and go into more detail about your links instead of just directing your readers to it, my suggestion is to use the link as as more of an add on and not as the main point.

Anam & Adam

  • Good grasp of "wiki rhetoric." Prose is utilitarian, objective.
  • Seems a bit sparse right now — probably because there's an empty section at the top of the page.
  • Bullet-point list under "Usage" probably not necessary, just list this as facts in a paragraph
  • Keep working on this, tighten up grammar, and you've got something really great on your hands.

Jonathan and Oscar

Good work so far, give it a good intro and move your image into a place that matches the class aesthetic and you're well on your way to having a great wiki page.

ES comments

I agree with what the others have said so far.

  • In particular, you will want some kind of introductory text at the top of the page. Perhaps add a brief overview of Twitter's history and right-align the logo to go with it.
  • Include some screenshots
  • Add a brief section on the mobile app. Address some key differences between the desktop and mobile versions.
  • As you add more to your sections, be sure to cite your sources in a traditional wiki references section. I'll also address how to do this next week in class.
  • Finally, remember to add a section on implications that addresses how the interface influences user behavior. Analyze how the interface encourages certain kinds of communities or interactions (how does it enforce rules, etc?; how does it control what users do and why?).

ES final grade feedback

Overall, this is a solid interface analysis and wiki page. There are a few issues that weaken your page, namely the awkward image placement (logo and third screenshot), an unused heading, awkward paragraphs (they should be longer than only one/two sentences), and some grammatical/mechanical errors (some of which impede understanding). There are also a couple of instances where you provide outside information but do not include a hyperlink or reference (last two sentences under "Live Tweets," for one). Your greatest strength is your analysis. You effectively tie together the elements of Twitter's interface functionality and discuss their implications for user experience.

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