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Example of Educational Use-case of Twitter

From Oregon State University's Extension:

Twitter to the rescue in 'the Shop of Little Horrors' (06/02/2009)

AURORA, Ore. – The tweet came as a text message from what a growing number of nursery owners know as "the shop of little horrors."


"Honeylocust plant bug nymphs found today. The cryptic green bugs hide well."


Cryptic, yes, but nursery workers in the field know what to do next. Short and pithy, this Twitter message that came in under the limit of 140 characters had just enough information to alert Oregon nursery workers – most who are toiling far away from a computer – to look for evidence of the nymph and to search online later for descriptions and photos.


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