Twitter® – marque de commerce

Plateforme de microblogage qui permet aux utilisateurs de partager des pensées, des nouvelles et de l’information avec de brefs messages publics d’une limite maximum de 140 caractères.

Remarques : les utilisateurs s’abonnent au flux d’un autre utilisateur afin de voir leurs messages. Cela ne rend pas nécessairement les deux amis puisqu’ils ne doivent pas donner permission aux autres pour qu’ils les suivent. On fait référence à une autre personne en précédant son nom Twitter avec @.

Des photos, des GIF ou des vidéos de 30 secondes peuvent aussi être envoyés.

Sources :

Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec : publié le 15 septembre 2016, consulté le 5 mars, 2017.

Le Devoir :, publié le 4 février 2015, consulté le 5 mars, 2017.


Twitter® – marca registrada

Plataforma de microblog que permite compartir pensamientos, noticias e información con breve mensajes públicos de un máximo de 140 caracteres.

Comentarios: Usuarios se suscriben al feed de otro usuarios para ver sus mensajes. Esto no necesariamente hace que los dos son amigos porque no tienen que dar permiso a otros para que les siguen. Se hace referencia a otra persona precediendo su nombre Twitter con @. También se puede enviar fotos, GIF o videos de 30 segundos.

Fuentes:, publicado el 22 de abril 2015, consultado el 5 de marzo 2017.

Ciudadano 2.0:, publicado el 24 de junio 2016, consultado el 5 de marzo 2017.

Twitter® – registered trademark

A microblogging platform that allows users to publicly share thoughts, news and information in messages of 140 characters or less.

Notes: Users subscribe to another user’s feed in order to see their messages. This does not necessarily make the two friends since they do not have to give permission to follow others. You can reference another person by preceding their Twitter name with an @. Photos, animated gifs or videos of up to 30 seconds can also be shared.


Mashable:, published June 5, 2012, viewed March 5, 2017.

The New Yorker :, published January 29, 2016, viewed March 5, 2017.



Critique: Twitter

imagesTwitter offers an interesting platform to share what is going on in real time. This is especially important for events or occurrences of public interest particularly if they involve some kind of danger, for example a bomb threat. It also allows everyday people to interact with celebrities and encourages dialogue between community members which is empowering and fosters communication that would rarely happen under different circumstances, if at all. At times, the content found on Twitter can give short bursts of information that make users feel like they are plugged into a shared community mind. Yet this easy access to other people has a downside as it has been negatively applied to spread hate speech, threats and misogynist messages. Many are sure that Twitter has not done enough to combat this kind of nasty behaviour that some individuals display on the platform. Twitter has had a difficult time addressing this issue although they have taken steps to do so, such as trying to facilitate the signalling of hateful tweets. Nevertheless, some are still being harassed to the point of leaving Twitter or deleting their accounts.

In a more positive light, people are playing with the platform creatively by the practice of Twitterature, the use of Twitter as a literary medium. This form of literature can be limited to 140 maximum characters or it can be a novel that extends over hundreds of tweets, sent over many months. This use of Twitter is an enchanting demonstration of technology being adapted, in a positive way, to bring forth something completely different and unexpected.