Twitter is actually good for you! At least that’s what a Michigan State University study says. Basically, it says taking notes through Twitter helps you learn. (I could have told you that years ago!)
#jenclass is an experience at the Missouri School of Journalism. It combines real-world experience and experimentation as students learn about the non-traditional world of news and information.
This site is a way to learn about the power of Tumblr and the great information in this world.
To the extent that Twitter is offering news consumers of all kinds access to the information they want — regardless of whether that information consists of “user-generated content” or links to other media outlets — it is a competitor. And to the extent that it can offer better curation or aggregation or filtering or targeting of that content, it will win.
Here’s the study I had mentioned in class today. Research found top posting times for the best possible engagement. These are the details from Poynter.
My take? Post something around 3pm. You should see some serious engagement. My other take? Don’t use Tumblr until after the kids are in bed.
A team of IBM researchers spends their days sifting through Twitter. They use live streams of tweets to develop machines that are smarter than the typical computer, an area of study known as “machine learning.”
Using these tweets, they’ve developed technology that allows a machine to understand that some tweets are just background noise and others are newsworthy and important.
For instance, a tweet that says “I urgently need my cup of Starbucks and a scone and before I head over to Staples” is distinctly different than a Tweet that says: “URGENT: I just bit into a scone from @starbucks to find over 10 staples baked into it. Please RT and be careful.”