This just in from Faculty Focus . . . they have just released the results of their survey of about 2,000 higher education professionals regarding their use of Twitter. Twitter, as you know, is the suddenly ubiquitous "mini-blogging" tool used by millions to keep their "followers" updated on their latest news.
The 20-page report reveals some interesting statistics, such as
- Nearly one-third (30.7 percent) of the respondents say they use Twitter in some capacity.
- More than half, (56.4 percent) say they’ve never used Twitter.
- 71.8 percent of current Twitterers expect their usage to increase this school year.
- 20.6 percent of current non-Twitter users say there is a “50/50 chance” they will use Twitter as a learning tool in the classroom in the next two years.
- 12.9 percent of respondents say they tried Twitter, but stopped using it because it took too much time, they did not find it valuable, or a combination of reasons.