Twitter is a social media, micro-blogging site that enables users to share 140 character messages (called tweets) with the world. You can follow brands, individuals, and sources that you are interested in to create a personalised twitter feed.

Here is a list of some successful academic tweeters.


  • It doesn’t take much time.
  • It’s widely used.
  • It’s a great news source
  • #Hashtags enable users to connect to people with similar interests. For example, a popular hashtag in higher education is #HigherEd of #phdchat.


  • Limited to 140 characters.
  • Twitter is very busy, you really have to dig to find the content you want.

Useful Links


Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+



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