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Twitter – what is it?

  • Asks what are you up to right now?
  • Limited to just 140 characters
  • Like the status update feature on Facebook – and that’s all
  • Follow people you know, those you don’t, organisations, publications
  • Part blog, part social networking site, and part IM tool

Twitter in Plain English

… more Twitter related links from Delicious.

Twitter – an example

Intute: Education on Twitter features blog posts and new Internet resources on Education

Also follow other organisations / publication such as Education Week, Futurelab, BBC Education and individual academics

Twitter – possible uses

  • Pointers to online resources based around a course
  • Student reminders about deadlines
  • Breaking down barriers and getting to know others over this “virtual water cooler”
  • Keeping up to date for you and students
  • Instant lecture feedback – are you Twittering about this presentation?
  • 7 things you should know about Twitter by EDUCAUSE looks at this further
  • The Intute Twitter 500 some suggestions on educational use of Twitter


Go to Twitter at and register for an account

Add your first Tweet (short message of 140 characters)

Follow the Intute: Education channel at:


Go to the Twitter Search page at:

Try a search term and filter the latest Tweets to those that contain links


Add your Twitter feed or the Intute: Education Twitter feed to your blog


Written by Paul Ayres

March 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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