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The LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog recently has launched a guide for academics and researchers on using Twitter for teaching, research, and impact activities. Amy Mollett and Danielle Moran discuss how Twitter can be of great use for academics. How can Twitter, which limits users to 140 characters per tweet, have any relevance to universities and academia, where journal articles are 3,000 to 8,000 words long, and where books contain 80,000 words? Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters? The LSE Impact of Social Sciences project , which aims to investigate the impact of academic work in the social sciences on government policymaking, business and civil society, has launched a guide on its blog answering these questions, showing new users how to get started on Twitter and hone their tweeting style, as well as offering advice to more more experienced users on how to use Twitter for research projects, alongside blogging, and for use in teaching.