Social Media can be an extremely useful tool for research as it enables you crowd source the relevant information you need.  It is also a good way of filtering out information so that only the relevant information is used.  For example on twitter you can search certain topics or keywords and there is also hash tagging these tools are extremely useful because you can serach for your chosen topic and then follow people who are constantly tweeting about it, by following these people you can then retweet their posts and also comment on them.  By doing this other people who are tweetinfg about the same topic may start to follow you and retweet some of your tweets, so eventulally you will end up with a constant stream of tweets relevant to your topic and all the information required can be gained. Continue reading