Twittering the academic community

danah boyd

Although I’ve never met her, I follow danah boyd‘s Twitter feed. Recently she asked her followers to send her questions we might have for the teens she was about to go interview. I sent her a question and was pleasantly surprised to see she answered it on her blog. Check it out here! (I’m @texas_sooner).

People continually ask me why I like Twitter, and this is a perfect example of why I think it’s a valuable tool. I use it to gather news and follow headlines from various news sources, journalists, and politicians, but it also allows me to social network with a lot of media scholars. I come across a lot of great research and interesting tidbits of information from the scholars whom I follow. And it’s even cooler when they respond.

Image Credit: danah boyd

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