Are you using social networks for academic and/or research purposes? Nature published its survey results on the subject. Quite interesting findings and good visual presentation of data. Happy browsing!
I met with one of the faculty recently and he shared the idea of his students to tweet during the class (yes, using those text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length). So, can Twitter be used as an instructional tool? In brief: yes! Want to know how? Please access my diigo collection on the topic and learn (at least) 50 ways Twitter can be used. Happy twitting!
I will be providing more resources on social media in instruction within the next couple of days. Stay tuned.