Here comes my amazing reflection to stun everyone, and make the world clap- microblogging is both good and bad. As the old saying goes, a tool has the ability to create as well as destroy. Microblogging when used properly, can be an asset to education. I have seen documentaries of teachers utilizing Twitter to engage their students, and to have students respond to questions and discussions using Twitter. I have seen students love Twitter, because their professor would post about a scheduling change or an update on what assignments are due. Microblogging could be beneficial with athletics by posting: the start time of the game, location of the game, and the current score. Microblogging can be useful, and thoroughly appreciated by students/fans/etc., if utilized properly. As stated before, microblogging is an efficient way to communicate the important or condensed version of information a person wishes to communicate to others.
I know I previously mentioned that microblogging could destroy education/athletics, and I am sure there must be people asking how that could happen. "How can microblogging destroy something?"
Well I am a positive person, and try to shy away from such negatives; however, microblogging can be used for bad purposes. As with anything cyber, it can lead to: bashing, bullying, or being negative which can cause a ripple effect in any education/athletic forum. For example, a teacher attempting to use Twitter with a class will not get very far if most of the students use Twitter inappropriately. Or bullying a particular player of a team, can lead to a negative impact of his/her playing with all these hateful microblogs in his/her head.
I promise that everyone will find mostly positive and happy posts on my Twitter. Follow me @kelleymk1986 If nothing else, it should be fun to try and see me write a microblog.