Minitel Terminal as a Twitter Client

8 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2012

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Julien Mailland

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Telecommunications; University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Kevin Driscoll

University of Virginia

Date Written: June 29, 2012

Abstract

This demonstration displays an early French Minitel terminal adapted for use as a Twitter client. The client will be set to scroll all tweets that include the TPRC hashtag and TPRC-related keywords for the duration of the conference. This demonstration is designed to provoke conversation about the role of openness in fostering digital innovation, and coincides with the death of the Minitel network, set to be shut down by France Telecom on June 30, 2012.

Keywords: minitel, history, path dependence, platform, protocol

Suggested Citation

Mailland, Julien and Driscoll, Kevin, Minitel Terminal as a Twitter Client (June 29, 2012). 2012 TRPC. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2096074 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2096074

Julien Mailland (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Telecommunications ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.minitel.us

University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism ( email )

3502 Watt Way, Suite 304
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Kevin Driscoll

University of Virginia ( email )

Charlottesville, VA
United States

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