Twitter: two sides to the story

In the Telegraph today, Bryony Gordon decries the use of Twitter as a vehicle for mawkish and inappropriate outbursts of grief at the death of Amy Winehouse. One tweet mentions that a reason to love Winehouse is because she ‘once spat at Pippa Middleton’. However, for those of us fascinated by trends in education, Twitter is one of the most effective ways of keeping abreast of new ideas. It is the interconnectedness of web 2.0 which has enabled all of us to share best practice and create webs of learning, which fan out and connect more and more educationalists into powerful and creative bodies. If one of the most effective ways of learning if through collaboration, Twitter has great potential, if one can get away from its consistently bad press in both the tabloids and broadsheets.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s