Twitter Talk

In Working the Twittersphere Dawn R. Gilpin discuses how Twitter as a form of social media, and its relationship to ones professional online identity. The article goes in depth about Twitter’s range of professional uses. Twitter is being used because its one of the most popular and easiest forms of social media that allows one to interact with a vast variety of people instantly and simultaneously. Twitter is also one of the only social media sites that allows any user to directly interact with any other users that they choose. The article’s focus is on how professionals can use this as a tool to project a professional identity while connecting with social media users, mainly for network expansion and communication purposes. People using twitter for professional rather than personal purposes also could monitor both what they want to post publicly and how the public perceives the professional. The article addresses how the line between professional and personal identity becomes unclear due to how closely linked they could be to the individual.


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