Why do all my classes use Twitter? #ds106
— Megan Carey (@megancarey95) January 13, 2017
It’s a fair question. I can’t speak for other classes, but in ds106 it is one of our main group conversation spaces. Since we don’t meet in person, we need a forum where we can all speak to the entire group. There are other ways to do it, of course, but Twitter (so far) has a persistence which has enabled the ds106 community to thrive. If you search the #ds106 hashtag on Twitter, you will find that there is a much larger community, people (and others) from all around the world.
You may find that they interact with you during the run of the course. It’s an added benefit that you get. When we say #ds106 is #4life, part of that life is the group of people who continue to create, making art for art’s sake. You are welcome to be part of that, should you choose to accept it.