“What’s the deal with teachers’ obsession with Twitter?”
It’s a question I often get from student teachers. Twitter? What’s the deal with teachers and their obsession with this platform? Why not Instagram or Snapchat or something else? Given all of the fundamentally problematic issues with this platform including the fact that it can feel like an avalanche of information, that it is full of trolls hiding behind anonymous account names, that it has long been a controversial crossroads of celebrity gossip, inane messaging about nothing important, extreme and often vitriolic political positions…and lately that it has become the platform of choice for bizarre statements by the POTUS at 3AM — why would ANYONE want to be there?
Also, there is some great scholarship on teachers’ use of Twitter.