Wednesday, February 27, 2008 on Twitter

Jason Jones at The Salt Box has posted a link to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s recent story on academic uses of Twitter (sequestered behind paywall, or free for a limited time).

Most of the article repeats basic claims about new communication technologies—a lot of Tweets are mundane, some are profound, be careful what you post. There is some good stuff on one of the most interesting uses of Twitter: a broadcast-messaging system for emergency announcements. Overall, it’s a good summary of how the technology is being used by some academics, along with the benefits and possible drawbacks of integrating microblogging into academic or pedagogical pursuits.

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