Tweeting, Trending and Hashtagging: An Overview of Twitter and its Uses

Dr. Kelly Quinn

Tuesday August 23rd 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bolingbrook, Fountaindale Library, Meeting Room B
(info updated Aug 18th)


Twitter is a popular social media platform in which users post message updates of 140 characters or less. Why do people use it? Who are these users? What do all those funny symbols like # and @ mean? This brief presentation will provide an overview of the emerging medium of Twitter and discuss its relevance in today's social media landscape.

As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks afterwards at the Gordon Biersch restaurant in the Bolingbrook Promenade outside mall. The link goes to the restaurant's Bolingbrook website with a clickable, expandable map.


Dr. Kelly Quinn is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work focuses on new media and how these intersect with aging, social capital, friendship and privacy. Her current research centers on the cognitive and social impacts of social media use for older adults. She has been published in Information, Communication & Society, the Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media, and the International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, as well as several edited volumes.

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