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Using Social Media Platforms for Teachers’ Day 2009

Many things have changed since our last Teachers’ Day website. Social media has taken off in a big way. If Facebook was the vehicle that brought social media to the mainstream, Twitter is the shiny new Ferrari F70 of the online space.

Celebrities are using it to speak to their fans without the intervention of their agents, sportsmen and sportswomen update followers on their latest training regimen and even U.S. President Barack Obama uses it to garner support and understanding of his policies.

So rather than keep this year’s messages from students past and present to ourselves on the Teachers’ Day website, we wanted to use Twitter as a means to send messages the whole world could read and possibly even participate with us.

Feel free to drop a comment if you think something could be improved – it’s a pretty novel idea for us, so I’m sure we have a lot to learn!