Microblogging has become increasingly popular over the recent years. For education and athletic purposes, it can be a helpful communication tool. In athletics for example, using things like Twitter, Facebook, or Flickr, allows for constant updates on games or contests. People are able to provide immediate news on scores and schedules, while others can search and be informed of the athletic news. Overall, it is a great way to spread team spirit, promote athletic events, and provide statistical updates.
Microblogging in an educational setting also has perks. It can be used by a school district to spread school news about fundraisers, new policies, board meetings, and any other events that are scheduled. This allows parents and students to have direct updates related to their school. Microblogging can be even more specific in a school setting because it can be used by certain classrooms. For example, an online class could use it to communicate with classmates about quizzes, exams, and projects. They could also form study groups and relay the meeting time and place through microblogging. Although I am new to things like Twitter, I can already see how it is beneficial for news and communication for athletic and educational pu