MODULE 5: Tweet Deck

Tweet deck is an alternative to a search engine that uses social filters and personal interests to display results in a timely manner.

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Comparative to standard search engines, like Google, base their results on relevance to the search topic, Tweet Deck presents the results based on timeliness. Tweet Deck’s results are also based on your personal twitter activity (no matter how little, like mine) personalizing the results even further. Ex: showing results only on the accounts you follow, or popular retweets, etc. Though there are benefits to this data filtering, there is also the risk of group polarization and social bubbles.

So there is the idea that thought both these ways to search have the same general purpose, their ways of bringing out results are a bit different. And there are many benefits to these different filters, but there are also disadvantages as well. Tweet Deck is very specific in the demographic it targets comparative to bigger, more well-known search engines, like Google.

MODULE 5: Tweet Deck

EID 100 Google Search Syntax


1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase?

Phrase place them in the search bar with the quotation marks.

2. How would you search for something on a specific site?

Type in the specific search word followed by the word “site” with a colon and the website domain name together.

3. How would you correctly search for a definition?

Place the term define in front of the word you’re finding the definition for.

4. How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?

Type the product desired, type two prices from low to high, in between them with two dots. Remember to place “$” in front of these number values.

5. How would you search for a specific filetype?

use the term filetype with the specific filetype extension.

6. How would you include or ignore words in your search?

To exclude, use a minus symbol and to include a word use the word “and.”

7. How would you find sites/pages similar to an existing one?

Use related:

8. How would you confirm the exact form of a quote even if you were missing some of the words?

use an asterisk where the words are missing.

9. How would search for pages containing two connected words?

Use a dash option in order to connect the words.

10. How would you search for social media content containing a specific tag?

To search for a specific tag, you would use the @ symbol or # to see a specific search in the specific context of social media.

EID 100 Google Search Syntax

Digital/Internet Etiquette OR “Netiquette”

In contemporary society, mostly everyone uses social media as a form of communication and self expression. That being said, just because its being used for personal reasons, does not mean what people say doesn’t have an effect on others; the internet is a public space.

Keeping that in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind before you post that Facebook update or tweet that tweet.

1. Respect others. 

Seems pretty simple, be civil. A lot of people are unaware that if they don’t see the person they’re speaking to, they can say whatever they want; like there is a shield or barrier that protects them. That’s just simply not okay. Filter your words, like you are in society outside of the internet. If we can be nice to each other in real life, we should be the same way digitally.

And speaking of filtering our words, that bring me to point number two:

2. Re-read before you post.

Sometimes we are so excited to share things with everyone we forget about a few things like, connotations of the words we use, or maybe it’s just that weird autocorrect your phone creates when you type the word “don’t” (comes from person experience), but always make sure to read over the things you write. The internet, as much as it is a public space, its permanent. There always will be remnants of what you’ve posted somewhere on the internet.

And that brings about the final point:

3. Be succinct and precise. 

Whether its an email or tweet, you need to get your point across fast. We live in a world where we are consuming information at a rate faster than ever and we as a society need to be able to keep up wit that pace precisely and condensed.

Social media is new, fast and evolving even faster. How many tweets were posted in the time you spent reading this? Or how many hours of video were posted on to Youtube? It keeps increasing in quantity and speed. And sometimes, we make mistakes, and corporations make mistakes, but keeping these things in mind before you comment or tweet, can help you avoid unwanted situations on the internet. After all, once it’s up there, its up there for good.

Digital/Internet Etiquette OR “Netiquette”