Michael Clarke at The Scholarly Kitchen explains the differences between Twitter and other social networks, analyzing the advantages of Twitter for sharing your message (the aim of scholarly communicators everywhere).
There may be 250 million people on Facebook, but most people’s personal networks contain at most a few hundred. On Twitter, your posts may get read by any one of over 40 million registered users. For any given user, Facebook effectively consists of less than 500 people. On Twitter, everyone’s potential network exceeds 40 million.
You can follow Illinois here. Our tweets will be much more interesting when our tallest tweeter returns from vacation.