Representation of Twitter Traffic During the World Cup Courtesy of Miguel Rios College Park, Md. —When Twitter traffic is laid out on a graph, revealing patterns emerge. Data from the night President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was dead show a sharp drop in posts at the moment the news was revealed, as if the country took a collective gasp. Courtesy of Miguel Rios “You can see the various aspects of the country nervously watching,” said Jimmy Lin, an associate professor at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, in a talk, “Visual Analysis at Twitter.”
April 22, 2011 By: Mary Bart in EdTech News and Trends More than 80 percent of college faculty use some form of social media in their teaching, with online video by far the most popular application, according to a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson.
Almost everywhere there is a sign, a text message, or an ad that says, “Like us on Facebook” or “Follow us on Twitter!” Social media has spread to almost all aspects of our lives – from corporate America to shopping – and now to higher education. The shift in communication continues to evolve and create new opportunities for learning and teaching. Here are some interesting facts on how colleges are leveraging social media inside and outside the classroom: • Social media is not just popular among the younger generation.
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