As a new media lecturer, it's tempting just to say yes (the electronic equivalent of tugging on someone's sleeve repeatedly while shouting 'look at me') and not read on. But I do. And I'm informed that Twitter is the perfect medium for 'breaking news' and 'updates on service interruptions'.
Really? I head over to the IT services website on to find this:
- The IT Service Desk is closed between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. today, 13th October.
Very current. Let's have a look at their Twitter feed. Is there any indication that the entire Hegemon University webpage network was down for the whole weekend?
No. No there isn't.