The expanding Twitterverse

People are starting to consider Twitter less novel and constrained (the 140-character limit) and more navigable (helped by things like Tweetdeck), as reported in econtentmag (“Twitter comes of age“). Gerry McKiernan, engineering librarian at Iowa State University, is a prolific commentator and announced years ago [citation being sought] that he was moving from list posts to blogs, and then using Twitter as his medium of choice. It still isn’t as organizable as e-mail, but certainly it’s getting too popular not to check regularly, even for scholarly information as academics announce their latest publications or ideas.

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