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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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Why Twitter Instead of Something Else?

The informal, quick nature of Twitter sets it apart from other Web 2.0 tools. Whereas people might spend a long time composing a comment to a blog post or engage in lengthy, in-depth conversation on a discussion board, Twitter invites more in-the-moment interactions. It provides an easy way to maintain connections, share thoughts, or ask for advice.
Twitter has also been described as “email 2.0.” It’s quick and to the point, and those who want to see it can access it when they like. The 140-character limit keeps people from turning messages into lectures. It requires only an Internet connection (even on a phone) without having to log in to company email from the road, and links won’t be blocked, as ...

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