Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Accuser versus The Accused

After spending the summer writing 4 or 5 tweets every day (which become status updates in Facebook), I've been thinking about blogging versus twitter.

As you know from previous posts, students generally don't like twitter. But they do like blogging. Students are accused of having short attention spans, of sloppy writing as a result of texting, and of lacking original thought since they get everything from wikipedia and the internet. Yet they like blogging and don't like to tweet or write status updates.

I personally enjoy the "quick update" aspect of twitter and I find it hard to block out the concentrated time to blog.

Do we have this backwards? Is it the "over 30's" with the short attention spans?