[Air-L] facebook, twitter and annoyances

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Sat Oct 31 08:41:34 PDT 2009

sounds like we need multiple twitter accounts.
but life may not be so neatly compartmentalized;-)

how do you feel about Oscar Wilde.

 Barry Wellman

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On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Baym, Nancy wrote:

> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 10:34:00 -0500
> From: "Baym, Nancy" <nbaym at ku.edu>
> To: Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca>
> Cc: aoir list <air-l at aoir.org>
> Subject: Re: [Air-L] facebook, twitter and annoyances
> Of course it's complex. But what if another of that person's followers
> funds the food updates a lovely way to feel connected but is annoyed
> by all those professionally tinged informational links. "Interesting"
> is not a quality of message but of a particular listener's response to
> a message. "Almost all" is often an unwarranted assumption from one's
> own point of view. Furthermore, even if "almost all" holds, they may
> not be the people most important to the tweeter.
> Nancy
> On Oct 31, 2009, at 10:06 AM, "Barry Wellman"
> <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca> wrote:
> > 1. Nancy, I think it is more complex. What if there are really
> > interesting people whose posts are often filled with gems, but at
> > the same
> > posts some self-infatuated or status update stuff ("going for
> > breakfast")
> > ("sitting in my garden") stuff which is not interesting to almost all.
> >
> >

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