To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That Is the Question

26 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2012  

David M. Becker

Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

Date Written: September 13, 2012

Abstract

Twitter and tweets are now the rage among people in the world of sports, entertainment, media, government, and lately academia as well. They have even entered the world of law schools and law professors. This essay examines how twitter and tweets are being used by law teachers and whether it is wise to tweet at all. More specifically, this essay critically examines the risks and dangers inherent in twitter use and, further, whether it is the most effective, efficient, and desirable form of pedagogic communication between law teachers and their students.

Keywords: tweet, twitter, social networks, education, legal education

Suggested Citation

Becker, David M., To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That Is the Question (September 13, 2012). Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-09-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2146165 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2146165

David M. Becker (Contact Author)

Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

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