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Fusing twitter and blogs - AND teaching

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Charlotte-Anne Lucas has brought her journalism students to report live on the
Interactive Media conference
at Las Vegas. This is cutting edge stuff.

She took two hours to build a basic drupal website that fuses the feeds of the students' wordpress blogs and their twitter tweets.

In a smart step as part of this, Lucas created a new twitter profile and befriended it to all her students' separate twitter profiles - producing a single merged tweet that feeds direct onto the drupal site.

Take a look

The principle works like a charm - except for when Twitter seemed to go down for a period yesterday.

It's an experience that tests the students (they get grades for their work), takes them to a hot conference, and also produces a porfolio that they can show to prospective employers at the event.

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