GSLIS Assistant Professor Miles Efron, an expert in information retrieval and text mining, was recently interviewed for the University of Illinois feature, "A Minute With . . .," to discuss the popularity of Twitter as an online communication tool:To tweet, or not to tweet – that is the question for the tech-savvy wary of yet another social networking site. But after helping shine a light on political unrest in Iran last summer, the popular micro-blogging site seems to have a little more currency and staying power than most fly-by-night websites. Is Twitter the future of online communication or just another fad du jour?
The interview was conducted by Phil Ciciora, news editor for the U of I News Bureau.