Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why Academics Use Twitter

From the Acclaim blog:

25 Interesting Observations About How Academics Use Twitter

“When I speak & others tweet, I learn a LOT about my own ideas.” – Alexis Lothian, University of Maryland
Many academics view Twitter with serious skepticism. At best, it seems difficult to communicate anything of complexity within 140 characters. However, university professors in many disciplines are increasingly using Twitter to share links to articles and ideas, to reach out to colleagues in other parts of the world, and to reflect on papers presented at conferences.  Twitter helps researchers to foster interdisciplinary connections, to spread the word about research fellowships and opportunities, and to share information quickly (and at scale)....MORE
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