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You know a social media service has reached its tipping point when people start spoofing it. And the most highly spoofed service of them all is Twitter!

First you had Twouble with Twitters, which is crazily funny.

Then you had Slate’s mockumentary, Flutter: The New Twitter, which is as ingenious as it is hilarious.

But the best has to be this news item about how the University of Phoenix plans to roll out a curriculum of courses delivered almost entirely through Twitter.

The university’s dean of faculty, Robert Stanton, is quoted as saying that the school will within three years offer full degree programs across all disciplines because Twitter, as a “near-universal, bidirectional communication system,” offers a “powerful pedagogical platform ideally suited to the mobile, fast-paced lives of many of our students.”

Turns out it was an April Fool’s joke. It could’ve fooled me (actually it did).

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Written by Oon Yeoh

April 8, 2009 at 4:40 am

Posted in Social Media

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