Open interview with Jack Dorsey; is Twitter useful for education?

22 April, 2009

Jack Dorsey, CEO and founder of Twitter, toured Spain recently for several days. During his visit to Barcelona, we had the chance to share a conversation with him.

The idea was to make an open interview, based on the questions sent to us by Twitter users. After writing some questions of our own and selecting the most appropriate ones from the received ones, we met Jack Dorsey in a Barcelona Hotel on March 2nd.

Both sets of questions took as a premise the fact that Twitter is a very useful tool for educational purposes. During the documentation process for the meeting, we consulted some blog posts, lists of uses and articles analysing its educational uses.

The surprise came on the talk with Jack Dorsey. He is not specifically interested in education, and isn’t aware of the specific strengths or problems Twitter has in that field.

Alright, may be it is unsurprising for the CEO of such a valuable company. Even so, the rest of the story is on the video, please feel free to embed it on your web site using this code.

[flv]http://unescochair.blogs.uoc.edu/video/jackdorsey.flv[/flv]

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PTLLS24 September, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Seminar, but we had another good video instead: Jack Dorsey talked with us about possible educational uses of the tool Twitter. Now PTLLS training is the better way.

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Peter26 November, 2009 at 8:23 am

I think Twitter is good for Education.
Very mutch News Paper use Twitter to post fast News.

Twitter is the further of the Internet… Fast…

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proxy bypass19 January, 2010 at 9:22 pm

sure, if you use twitter wisely

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Jonathan Jessop9 April, 2010 at 12:48 am

Just read it and went gosh, I know why I was poor in the debate class. – If my films don’t show a profit, I know I’m doing something right. – Woody Allen Born 1935

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First aid courses Lo29 April, 2010 at 1:56 am

Yes twitter can be a useful tool.

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Tristram Lodge9 September, 2010 at 1:36 am

Twitter is a great tool for education if you know where to look and it depends on what you are looking for. Hook up with people with the same intrest as you and you should get great information from them in the form of blog post, article etc.
Interesting post.
Tristram Lodge

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EnglishLanguageCo16 September, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Have tried to see the video but it doesn’t seem to work. I am starting an English School in A Coruña (EnglishLanguage Co – Clases de Ingles – A Coruña) , Spain and using Twitter seems like a great idea.

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Blog Link Trick14 May, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Twitter is no doubt a great tool if used wisely in order to communicate with the masses.

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Twitter is one of the most powerfull tool in order to get the attachments through masses that we cannot directly communicate through.

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A Dog Lover24 January, 2017 at 11:18 am

Twitter is really an awesome platform. I mostly use twitter to get traffic on my blog. Thanks for sharing.

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