Posted by: bluesyemre | March 18, 2012

Twitter gains as academic source

  • Two years ago, Tennessee State University junior Kristi Roberts wanted to cite a tweet in a paper she was writing about the poem, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” It may not be televised, she thought. But it surely will be tweeted. Even after the world followed Iran’s post-election uprising primarily over the social media website, Roberts decided to leave tweets out of her paper. “At that point, it wasn’t really recognized as bona fide source material, as legitimate as a personal blog or an opinion in a newspaper,” she said. “My professor agreed.” 

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