almost Levenson chap 7 and 8


Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one’s occupation or profession.

Anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose.


of or pertaining to the life, welfare, and relations of human beings in a community.

noting or pertaining to online technologies, activities, etc., that promote companionship or communication with friends and other personal contacts: social Web sites such as Facebook; the use of social software to share expertise.

living habitually together in communities, as bees or ants.


to send off or away with speed, as a messenger, telegram, body of troops,

Levenson chapter 8 Immediacy

After reading chapter 8 I thought a lot about time

Twitter is fast. In nano-seconds I could tweet about grandma dyeing. (link)

The Morgan factor

En3177 has a structure that depends on our relevant content.

Morgan grades how relevant and timely our content is.

Our personal understanding of the course must show in our content.

Short day, I’m back in the stone-age. The Wifi is down. (3gworks)

Again I get off topic. That’s ok isn’t it guys? At least we’re not talking about Chapter 7.

Twitter was meant for speed.

Jack Dorsey Twitter CEO and Founder said

“I want to have a dispatch service that connects us on our phones using text.”

The software is built to send words forward, and that’s really it. Do we really care about the “immediacy of thought” and how it goes from Brain to finger?

Enough of time

On to Levensons mention of oral communication.

“immediacy of thought conveyed to the tongue only reached as far as anyone within hearing distance.”


Tweet in class: I’m going 2 bar !!! #tgif

Shouting in class: I’m going to the bar! Thank god it’s Friday.

Shouting is intrusive. Tweeting is passive. Your tweet Must be sought out.

What you say to whom, when you say it, and how loud all depend on your level of freindship. (sorry still working on links to one part 1, or is it part 4)

Sorry guys it is late. We will need to finish this up later.


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