What’s Twitter and why would I want to use it?

Twitter is sometimes described as the “SMS of the Internet” and while it has been around since 2006, according to comScore only 11 percent of Twitter’s users are aged 12 to 17. Does this mean that it’s only for “oldies”?  What is Twitter and how might you use it in a classroom context or even as a research tool?

To answer some basic questions about Twitter; what it is and what it does Rafe Needleman the editor of CNET’s Webware page  has written a really simple to understand article called “Newbie’s guide to Twitter”, click here  to read Rafes article.

We’d be interested in comments about how you are using Twitter in an educational context or even just comments on Twitter in general. 


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