Adweek said it was a little, “2009.”
What’s your take?
Is this an excellent example of integrated marketing and social media engagement?
Is this building an internet meme and brand equity?
But like most tools, its strength is its weakness. The problem with Twitter is it gives people an opportunity to skip over the part where they sit with an idea or experience.
Everyone asks “What have you done for me lately?” If you give someone an answer, they will (probably) follow along. Speaking of follow, let’s talk about twitter.
Most often, edu twitter accounts talk but lack any other human signifier. It’s like some 200 year old seal is talking.
As of now, student blogging is like some college essay, but it needs to be more like a scrap book or mixtape. Unfortunately, the only way for it to move forward is for it to die.
Kill the blog!
While some choose to dismiss Jersey Shore or brush it off, I am compelled to watch because like it or not, the show is emblematic of the times we live in. So rather than pretend that it doesn’t exist, it seems much more worthwhile to watch and contemplate the what kind of effect an illusory “I’m Done” attitude is having on our culture.
What if a college level philosophy class showcased its class discussion publicly via twitter? What might a prospective student learn about the academic rigor at an institution?
However, Twitter is not all about all about your tweets or your message. In fact, Twitter isn’t even exclusively a platform for engaging in 140 characters. Twitter is also a rich source of data. Have you ever sat in a room and just listened to the chatter?
My thought is that twitter could replace the journal entry. Students would tweet their responses to the reading, pose discussion questions, and engage in some conversation as a nightly homework assignment.