Three in ten college faculty surveyed earlier this summer said they use the micro-blogging site Twitter as an educational tool, but many educators remain skeptical of the social network and believe the site contributes to poor writing habits and will prove to be a "fad."
Faculty Focus, a company that distributes electronic newsletters to higher-education professionals, surveyed about 2,000 college and university faculty this summer and found that 69.3 percent of respondents don’t use Twitter in any capacity.
About 50 percent of those surveyed said they didn’t know how to use the web site, where members write statements that must be less than 140 characters. Sixty-three percent said they didn’t have time to use Twitter, and 62 percent questioned the site’s educational value. Almost 13 percent surveyed said the used to tweet, but did not find the web site useful.