Filtering program could make Twitter easier to use in the classroom

10/7/2009 | eCampus News (free registration)

Twitter could be a more useful classroom tool now that Web developers at Purdue University have unveiled a way to filter content to find the most popular and relevant tweets -- 140-character messages posted on the micro-blogging site. The new program, Need4Feed, could be used by students to search for tweets relevant to a research project or homework assignment, say program developers. And while the program might not entice Twitter newcomers to use the site in the classroom, it could make the content more useful for educators already familiar with Twitter.

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