There are some social platforms which we use for communication, although it can be seen as a beneficial resource to seek information as well. One of the most interesting examples of how social network can become an academic source for information is Twitter.
It may seem that Twitter is not a serious source, but some profiles are worth paying attention to. If you choose the right people or groups to follow, their Twitter accounts can reveal some secrets about working in Communication’s industry.
For instance, you can follow Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow). Andrew Marr Show is a British television program broadcasted on BBC One, presented by journalist Andrew Marr. The show includes the review of the Sunday newspapers and highlights the current affairs happening all over the world. The show hosts guests such as David Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Corbyn, Richard Brandson or Jamie Oliver. By following the Twitter profile of the show you can be persuaded to follow the most important news of the world and be aware of the negotiations on the sugar taxes, immigration, politics and many others.
You can follow the professors as well. If you are studying communications, it would be useful to know what Roy Greenslade (@GreensladeR), the professor of journalism, media commentator and freelance journalist talks about. People like him can give wise comments about what is hot in the news right now or help you to sort out what is worth being interested in.
Who do you follow on Twitter?