On March 21, 2006, at 9:50 p.m., the first-ever tweet, “just setting up my twttr,” was posted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Since then, Twitter has become the place for people to learn what’s happening “now” in their social circles and around the world. With the ability to quickly share snippets of information (even faster when using hashtags), academics have taken to the platform to share their own ideas, opinions and accomplishments with students, fellow researchers and the general public.
In under 280 characters, our GSE academics have shared tweets on problems faculty parents might face during the COVID-19 pandemic, a personal TIME Magazine feature on the depiction of suicide in a popular Hulu series, and even selfies with their beloved fur babies.
Whether it is through gifs, memes, emojis or our scholastic UB way of writing, our academics are engaged on Twitter—giving researchers and students from institutions all around the world a glimpse of what we’re up to here at GSE.