For what it’s worth, I’m on twitter now…

… because I am keen to see if it has any utility in general for some of the programs I run. In fact, I’m even curious to see if it would be useful in the context of being used during classes – like using #ASIC200 during lectures for instance.


I know, I know… how can that be anything but distracting. Which is true… except that I know students are doing it anyway, and besides, people do it in conferences all of the time…

Anyway, say hello @dnghub. I promise not to tweet about boring stuff.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at

4 Responses to “For what it’s worth, I’m on twitter now…”

  1. David Ng

    That’s really cool. I wondered if anybody has done it at UBC using the # sign. i.e. where you can get some play by play of the actual class itself.

  2. Tiffany

    I’ve never really gotten on the twitter bandwagon… in fact I’m still not really sure how I feel about facebook. But just wanted to comment, if you want to twitter your classes (or a play-by-playy or even a portion of it), it might be an incentive for students not to go to class….

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