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Smyth's Twitter account ranked by MSW

Published June 19, 2014

Social Work Dean Nancy Smyth has earned the designation “Best in #SocialWork: 101 Twitter Accounts to Follow” on MSWOnlinePrograms.org. Smyth’s personal Twitter account, @njsmyth, is ranked 34th.

The ranking was determined primarily by follower count, with some weight given to frequency and quality of posts, as well as general participation in the online social work conversation.

Smyth’s Twitter account examines the variable definitions and implications of today’s social work profession and how they are constantly being reworked and redefined within online parameters.

Some of these key conversations occur on Twitter, Smyth says. Many social workers now use that medium to discuss the present state of the profession, along with current events and their implications. The cyberspace exchanges illustrate how social work practices are being transformed by emergent populations, rapidly developing technology and innovative research.