Tuesday 31 March 2009

Degrees in Twitology

Brian Coleman recently observed that "Twitter is for twits" and
to prove the point, Birmingham City University has just announced that it is launching a Masters degree in 'Social Media' covering social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and will cost over £4,000.

Jon Hickman, who put the course together, said: “During the course we will consider what people can do on Facebook and Twitter, and how they can be used for communication and marketing purposes.”

However, Birmingham based student Jamie Waterman told the Daily Telegraph: “Virtually all of the content of this course is so basic it can be self taught. In fact most people know all this stuff already. I think it's a complete waste of university resources.”

Trivial degrees just serve to prove how far the university system has been devalued by Labour.

I am sure Barnet Council wouldn’t be so stupid as to waste taxpayers money sending any officers on this course.

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