Twitter: The New Voice of the People


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Although the Internet has spurned many platforms for people to have a greater voice and involvement in their society, Twitter is a better source of information than traditional news sources and online search engines, according to Benjamin Gleason in the journal American Behavioral Scientist.

Gleason, a doctoral student in MSU's College of Education enthuses that Twitter as a news tool exposes "learners to multiple perspectives and offers powerful implications for formal and informal educational settings."

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