Found this at Mashable – “Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students â€œbackchannelâ€ during class.”
I’ve certainly seen some good uses of status updates during conferences, from discussions about a presenter’s content, to asking questions of other people in multiple committees during an ALA Annual conference, to … yes … planning for lunch with friends.
But this could be a pretty useful tool – from the simple “what did he say again” types of questions, to thinking “out loud” about content …
Cool project! It will be an interesting one to watch, to be sure.