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Why Do We Give a Tweet?

"Academic research from  Rutgers University  examined the characteristics of social activity and patterns of communication on Twitter; a prominent example of the emerging class of communication systems that is called “ social awareness streams. ”  The rise of social media services has contributed to the altering of many people’s communication patterns and social interaction." - Te@cher Toolkit I was using Twitter to backchannel interesting ideas from a conference session I found engaging. Part way through the gamification workshop, my friend Chris, who was looking over my shoulder asked, "Whoa, twenty-five thousand tweets! Why do you tweet so much?" Until then, I hadn't given much thought to the frequency or purpose behind my tweets. "Sharing is caring, and it helps me process the experience.", I said. After the session, we discussed gamification strategies and circled back to the learning value of tweeting. I contend there are small, but signi