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Twitter in the Classroom

By Daniel Fusch

Since the release of the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s December 2010 study of Twitter usage and the social media monitoring service Sysomos’ release, in the same month, of data on the growth of Twitter, there have been a surge of fresh articles on the uses of Twitter in higher education. Taken together, the data from Pew and Sysomos tell a compelling story:

— Only 8 percent of American internet users are Twitter users, but that percentage doubles among the college-aged

— 42 percent of Twitter users joined in the past year, evidence of a rapid and recent increase in the tool’s popularity

Continued at: http://www.academicimpressions.com/news.php?i=164&q=7697u345437pY

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