An article on the value of Twitter

Following on from the last couple of posts on the subject of joining Twitter, which I’m hoping to write a more substantial post soon, here is an article offering some reflections on the value of Twitter for academics. Thanks to Henrietta O’Connor for the link. One of the key points in the article is that Twitter enables you to keep up with what is going on in the world, whilst also allowing you to engage and distribute your views. I suppose the question might concern how effective this is in revealing the outside world to researchers and, then, in allowing us to respond in a way that has some bite. Anyway, I’ve been working on an idea that follows up on an earlier piece about public geography and blogging. I’m planning to think some of these questions through in that piece.

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