Journalism advisers who reviewed the relevancy of Twitter more than a month ago when school released for the summer already need to catch up.
Twitter applications and uses happen in “real time,” according to http://mashable.com/2009/07/24/top-twitter-trends/. “5 More Twitter Related Trends to Watch Right Now” helps teachers brainstorm how to use Twitter in a high school journalism program.
In the link, find out how to use Twitter for electronic payments; perhaps high school newspapers can collect subscription and advertising monies via Twitter. Imagine the power and immediacy of editorial writing using Twitter petitions (Twitition). Or, consider streaming video through Twitter (TwitCam and CamTweet).