textingWhile Twitter delivers quick messages, mass notification systems have several key advantages that make them invaluable to school administrators in an emergency…

Twitter, which started as a way for friends and family to share quick 140-character messages, has gone mainstream. So much so, I’ve even heard suggestions that school districts consider using it as a means to notify parents and students of emergency situations on campus.

It's an interesting idea. After all, Twitter is free and can reach hundreds, even thousands of followers in seconds. It can reach people by...

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