05/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Twitter Brings Students, Professors Closer In Informal Setting

At 2:46 a.m. on April 3, politics professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell tweeted to Kyle Carone '09, "omg! Go to sleep already!" after he wrote on his profile that the 165-page thesis he had just finished would make for great reading on her plane ride to Cape Town, South Africa.

The microblogging format of Twitter -- which has become increasingly popular on campus -- may bring administrators and faculty members like Harris-Lacewell closer to students, as they divulge personal details of their lives in an informal setting.

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