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London University to offer a degree in Twitter. Essays just 140 charactars long!

by | 18th, June 2009

twitter-imageEveryone in Iran uses it, BBC radio presenters bang on about it incessantly and mega celebs use it to throw crumbs to their adoring fans. Yep there seems no stopping the rise of Twitter.

Well soon you’ll be able to get a degree based around the microblogging sensation (BA Hons Twit IIi?) as City University – a fairly decent academic establishment according to my old UCCA handbook, is going to offer students course in Twitter Studies.

Well, except that the course is called an Information, Communication and Society MSc and it focuses on teaching graduates to learn how to use digital materials such as social networking sites as effective comms tools.

According to PR Week Рthe course will begin in September and is aimed at political campaigners, PR ­professionals, marketers and tech analysts.

It’ll be the most popular course in history if each essay is limited to 140 charactars…



Posted: 18th, June 2009 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink