Conference Proceeding

Image-sharing in Twitter-based professional conversations

Citation

Wilson A (2016) Image-sharing in Twitter-based professional conversations. In: Cranmer S, Dohn N, de Laat M, Ryberg T & Sime J (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning 2016: Looking back – moving forward, Lancaster, 09.05.2016-11.05.2016. Lancaster: Lancaster University Press, pp. 358-366. http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/P38.pdf

Abstract
This paper reports on ongoing research into the image-sharing practices of two informal professional networks on Twitter. Each network is brought together through regular, loosely synchronous Twitter conversations that have been initiated with the explicit intention of creating a space for sharing ideas, practice, experience and opinions. It is suggested that studying the images that populate these conversation-spaces, together with the related activities of conversation participants, may yield useful insights into the forces affecting the flows of information, opinion and affect amongst the groups, and thus affordances for informal professional learning. Deleuze's concepts of lines of articulation, lines of flight and knots are used to draw out some of these forces and to better understand the conversation-spaces they create.

Keywords
Twitter; professional learning; images; lines of articulation and flight

StatusPublished
Publication date31/05/2016
Publication date online31/05/2016
Related URLshttp://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/
PublisherLancaster University Press
Publisher URLhttp://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/…acts/pdf/P38.pdf
Place of publicationLancaster
ISBN978-1-86220-324-2
ConferenceTenth International Conference on Networked Learning 2016: Looking back – moving forward
Conference locationLancaster
Dates