"I found it very useful because they answered my questions that I had about the class or an assignment. Also, it was nice not to have to remember my question for the next class because I could ask it right there and someone would respond eventually."
"When it was my birthday, I twittered it and people said “Happy Birthday!” It made me feel good to know that people in my class cared."
"Sometimes, it is tiring to read a two page blog post and you don’t even get the main point of it until the end. I thought that this limitation definitely made Twitter unique in that sense."
"Second, Twitter had the option of sending updates to your cell phone so you knew when someone asked you a question so you could respond right away. Blogs only allow comments and you have to check it occasionally in order to see if someone commented. I thought that was a very useful addition to Twitter."
"Twitter was useful in order to get to know my classmates better on a certain level. I know that some people don’t feel comfortable talking in class so Twitter was the perfect solution for them. However, I am a very social person and would have loved to be able to know some people in the class on a more personal basis. I still don’t know everyone’s real name! I understand that this was the purpose of the course but it was kind of a foreign concept to me. I am so used to doing group projects which I really enjoy. However, I know that I learned some things about my classmates from Twitter that I wouldn’t have in a face- to- face interaction."
"There were a few things that I didn’t 100% feel comfortable with on Twitter. I didn’t feel very comfortable following other people besides my classmates. I am very cautious with who I associate with on the Internet."
"Surprisingly, I felt very safe in our Twitter group."
"If other people outside our classroom were involved, I wouldn’t share as much and I would have some privacy concerns."
"Twitter is that it isn’t always the fastest way to get a hold of someone. There were many times when I had an immediate question and felt that there was probably a faster way to get a hold of the teacher or one of my classmates."