Twitter Posts Not “As In Depth As You Might Like”

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Today in social networking news:

Australia's Griffith University, who recently made Twitter education part of the mandatory courseload for journalism students. According to a senior lecturer at the University, "Some students' tweets are not as in depth as you might like." The solution? Make Twitter writing practice a compulsory part of the course curriculum for would-be journalists.

Note that the senior lecturer's soundbite could have been tweeted with 80 characters to spare.

A potential upside to the course: Maybe tomorrow's journalists won't get taken to the cleaners by tomorrow's social networking gurus:

I'm sure Nick Gillespie would like me to remind you to Follow Reason on the Twitter!