Okay, getting too cute.
Mashable reports that Australia’s Griffith University has made Twitter-Ed part of the curriculum for j-students. This is true. You gotta love this quote:
According to a senior lecturer at the University, “Some students’ tweets are not as in depth as you might like.” The solution? Make Twitter writing practice a compulsory part of the course curriculum for would-be journalists.
No depth in 140 characters? Imagine that.
According to the report, the university cooked up the class in response to employers who want hires who do social media -- and know how to tweet.
Now we've all heard that Twitter has provided up-to-the-second dispatches during disasters and important global events. But I just can't imagine a job listing that reads: Reporter: Provide resume, clips and tweets.
On the other hand, how stoked would you be if you were a j-kid and were required to write, oh, a 20-word final? bk