An article in Scholarly Kitchen does a good job of comparing and contrasting Twitter and Facebook and addressing the utility of Twitter for scholarly communication. As the article says, “…a network that is open and content-centric has advantages. This is particularly true, for example, for scholarly and scientific communications.” I think there is a parallel here for government information providers.
- The Strength of Weak Ties: Why Twitter Matters in Scholarly Communication, by Michael Clarke, Society for Scholarly Publishing, Scholarly Kitchen. (Aug 12, 2009).
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