When I first heard about Twitter a few years ago, I was skeptical. But now I am addicted. Working from my home office, it is my lifeline to the outside world. It’s the ‘water cooler chat’ that my cat doesn’t provide-news, updates, gossip, etc.
Not everyone is on Twitter and probably doesn’t need to be at this point. From Pew/Internet:
Twitter and similar services have been most avidly embraced by young adults. Nearly one in five (19%) online adults ages 18 and 24 have ever used Twitter and its ilk, as have 20% of online adults 25 to 34. Use of these services drops off steadily after age 35 with 10% of 35 to 44 year olds and 5% of 45 to 54 year olds using Twitter. The decline is even more stark among older internet users; 4% of 55-64 year olds and 2% of those 65 and older use Twitter.
International Education on Twitter:
I will only list program offices or organizations accounts because I don’t want to ‘out’ anyone who doesn’t want their personal Twitter account publicized. If you want to be included in this list, please put your Twitter Username in the comment section, along with what area of international education you work, or interests you.
API – @API (Academic Programs International)
Arcadia University Abroad: @ArcadiaAbroad
IES Abroad: @IESAbroad
Manitou Heights: @ManitouHeights
Miami University Abroad (Ohio) : @MiamiUabroad
Penn State Altoona: @PSUaaAbroad
Radford University International Education Center: @RUIntlEdCenter
Semester at Sea: @SemesterAtSea
Is your congressperson on Twitter? Check tweetcongress.org
LA Times Travel: @LATimestravel
MSNBC Travel: @msnbc_travel
NY Times Travel: @nytimestravel
Seat Guru : @SeatGuru
Smarter Travel: @SmarterTravel
Travel Channel: @travelchannelGO
Following an organization on Twitter that is relevant to international education? Travel? World leaders? Let us know in the comment section!
And you can follow me too: @PennySchouten