Monday, June 29, 2009

Twitter Goes All Lit-Like!

Most of us around here at Teacher's Brunch HQ in "rooting-for-neighbors-Lake-Orion-the-whole-time" Auburn Hills, MI are a little puzzled by Twitter, the social networking site that allows users to post short messages , called "tweets," updating friends, family, and perfect strangers to daily goings-ons in 140-character doses.

Really. Do we need to know what you had on your bagel this morning?

And while Twitter's usefulness to the savvy techies in Iran recently cannot be understated, the utility to the average user strikes us as a little, well, obsessive. Going for a walk? Great. Gotta tell the world? Not so much.

But this neat story about Twitter being used for literature caught our eye.

Maybe we've been a little too hard on the old Twit-machine? Feel free to comment and tell us how Twitter has a place in your classroom. This blog might get the old Tweety-Thinker working: here.

(Oh, and while we're at it. That's what you get, Bob Corker. We feel your pain, Spring Hill.)

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