Thing 5 – Twitter

23 Research Things Cambridge

Twitter is one of the most successful microblogging platforms currently available on the web. In 140 characters, you can send out messages to Twitter’s over 310 million active users and beyond. As an open online space (as opposed to things like Facebook which require an account), people can talk and share about whatever they want.

While this sometimes can be people’s breakfasts or celebrity news (nothing wrong with that!), Twitter can be used for more substantial content such as political discussions, critiques of public figures and/or their actions, as well as sharing and collaborating on new research. Twitter can be whatever you want to be, whether it’s a resource that you keep an eye on and don’t interact with that much, or something that you use to communicate ideas and views to a wide range of audiences. Twitter is a very powerful tool and can be used to reach many…

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