I love searching Twitter.
And I love sharing how a Twitter search can dramatically impact student research, by connecting them with experts, encouraging them to develop current awareness, allowing them to listen in on the dialog of a particular field or niche, and, in some cases, enabling them to contribute to the conversation.
This is a great way to also teach the 21st Century skill of sharing and being involved. Traditional research does not allow for sharing and publishing.
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