Florida Journalism Class Enjoys ‘Brief Internet Stardom’ Through Live Tweets

Besting mighty combatants including the city of Chicago, the state of Florida, the phenomenon of Pokemon and the insanity of Mardi Gras, a multimedia writing class at the University of Florida trended nationally on Twitter late last week.

According to The Independent Florida Alligator, UF’s campus newspaper, the 90-student introductory-level class “achieved brief Internet stardom” through a nonstop stream of live tweets sharing the journalism advice of a guest panel.

As one student in the class — taught by Julie Dodd — sums up the course’s odd rocket trip to temporary virality: “It really underlines how powerful social media can be. We’ve joined the Twitter ranks of #royalbaby and #weloveyoujustinbieber.”


Here is a sampling of tweets from the students during that very special class session — connected by the hashtag #JOU3109.


Tons of Funny Journalism Student Tweets [Regularly Updated]

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