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March 11, 2010

Extension educators are all a-Twitter

Debbie Roos and her Twitter page
Debbie Roos is among the Cooperative Extension agents using Twitter to reach people with research-based information on agriculture. She tweets @GrowSmallFarms. (Marc Hall photo)

When agricultural Extension agent Debbie Roos first learned about the Internet service Twitter, she was, as she puts it, a decided non-believer. Why in the world, she wondered, would people want to send and receive messages limited to just 140 characters –- fewer letters than are in this sentence?

But today, after 383 "tweets" and counting, Roos –- or @GrowSmallFarms, as she's known in the Twitterverse –- has done an about-face.

"I fell in love with Twitter last summer. It really works," she says. "A lot of people who follow me now on Twitter weren't familiar with my programs, and the potential to reach even more people is high," she says.

Read more from N.C. State's Bulletin

Posted by deeshore at March 11, 2010 08:50 AM