Why I Love Class Live Tweeting

By Gee Ekachai

When I have guest speakers for my social media class, my students (without my asking) would live tweet the class sessions. Lots of time I had no ideas who was following our live tweets with #musm hashtag. Yesterday, Milwaukee restauranteur and AJ Bombers owner Joe Sorge (@AJBombers on Twitter) spoke to my class about how he uses social media and foursquare to generate buzz and engage with his customers. So I gave a shout out about his talk via my foursquare check-in and Twitter. A few minutes after, I got a tweet from UW-Madison News (My alma mater!) asking for a class hashtag. I was thrilled.
A minute later, I got a request from my social media class alum Mary Schless (@maryschless)

So I asked my students to chime in. Here’s part of their live tweets.

Some might say teaching with Twitter may not be for the faint of heart. So far, I’ve had a positive experience teaching with Twitter and I am so proud of my students.

Daradirek “Gee” Ekachai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Marquette University.

3 Responses to “Why I Love Class Live Tweeting”


  1. 1 Meg March 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I like my cameo on this post. Thanks Gee for bringing in so many great speakers!

  2. 2 Erica Conway March 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    By the way Gee, you rock Four Square. Your recommendations/tips are EVERYWHERE I check in. I’m impressed with your adoption and experimentation with these tools, I know your students benefit greatly from it too. Keep up the great work!


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