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Suddenly, it seems as though all the world\'s a-twitter.
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“Twitter can be a much faster way to get help from colleagues than sending an e-mail message to a list or posting a question on a blog.” With twitter you can get an answer is a few minutes, a blog post would take hours (Young, 1993, p. 2).
“They pose questions. They send links to interesting stuff they’ve found online. They pass along breaking news (Barack Obama announced his running mate on Twitter).”
“…it’s also a brilliant channel for breaking news, asking questions, and attaining one step of separation from public figures you admire. No other communications channel can match its capacity for real-time, person-to-person broadcasting.”
“But the point is not Twitter, because something else will come along to challenge and replace it. It’s the various forms of communication students need to master and the knowledge of which one, when, why, and how to use it effectively” (Miners, 2009).