Title

The Use of Twitter for Professional Growth and Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2011

Abstract

T witter, the micro blogging tool, has seen unprecedented growth in the past year and is expected to continue into the future. “By the end of the year, some 18 million U.S. adults will access the micro blogging service on any platform every month. That’s more than the population of Switzerland, Singapore, and Norway combined, and also a 200 percent increase over 2008 stats. By 2010, that number’s expected to jump to 26 million, representing another 44 percent increase” (Lilly, 2009). Twitter’s power, engagement, and popularity lie in its endless networking opportunities. Its potential as a venue for professional growth and development needs to be explored, discussed, and ultimately used as such.

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