Megan McIntyre is a third year PhD student in the Rhetoric and Composition program at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include postpedagogy, material rhetorics, first year composition, and political rhetoric. Her dissertation will focus on the intersections between the postpedagogical work of Thomas Rickert and the material network theories of Bruno Latour and the other new materialists.

Career Discourse: Twitter

"Make a website documenting an important discovery, or a (founding) invention, in your career domain" (21). — Gregory Ulmer

From Wikipedia: "Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as 'tweets.'"

screen capture of class discussion on twitter

"Twitter can foster the combined knowledge creation of a group better…because Twitter facilitates sharing of ideas beyond the classroom via an online platform that allows readily available access at random times to continue such discussion"(19). – Eva Kassen-Noor


Twitter in Education

"Agency emerges from the interplay… [between] the dual roles of individual and communal agency…[and] the degree to which people are empowered or not empowered by their adoption or rejection of technologies" (145). - Agency in the Age of Peer Production

Twitter and Politics

  • US diplomacy now sometimes happens in 140 characters
  • The US Embassy in Cairo fueds with the governing Muslim Brotherhood on Twitter
  • Congressman Anthony Weiner uses Twitter, shall we say, injudiciously
  • Mideast protestors use Facebook and Twitter to organize protests

Twitter and Pop Culture

Haiku Remediation: Twitter and the Classroom

This Tweet acts as a relay for my sketch of Twitter: Twitter may open a way to shift the locus of control in the classroom.

if twitter was a school I'd get full attendance