Twitter

Thinking about a new technology for your classes this year?  Consider Twitter, one of the Web 2.0 services available. Twitter is a free micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others’ updates, known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users – labeled followers – who have subscribed to them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website.  (Wikipedia)

Several ways to integrate Twitter in academia are given here: http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/

Additional Twitter sites of interest:
Saint Joseph’s University: http://twitter.com/saintjosephs
Higher Education: http://twitter.com/higheredu
Educause: Twitter and Higher ED: http://www.educause.edu/blog/markmorton/TwitterandHigherEd/174776

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