Twitter Goes to College (source: U.S. News & World Report, 16/08/2010)
Twitter might be a couple of rungs below Facebook in terms of popularity among college students. But a growing number of professors are embracing it as a way to introduce students to a different kind of communication. At Champlain College in Vermont, for example, marketing and online business professor Elaine Young discusses it as a way for business and marketing students to build networks in the professional world. Bringing a service like Twitter into an academic environment is a teaching approach that has garnered a fair share of criticism. Some educators say that restricting users to 140-character blurbs plays havoc with students’ writing skills and destroys their attention spans.