As I watched the ball drop in New York city on a TV at our vacation condo rental in Maui, Ryan Seacrest reminded the world that 2009 was year for Twitter, who won the "Breakout of the Year" by Webby Award. But then I checked and Twitter was first launched back in 2006 and the public finally "ate it up" last year. With all the hype Twitter has received, I was surprised to read an article that revealed only 8% of online teens use Twitter. Whoa. My first reaction was that schools were not integrating the latest technologies and maybe Twitter was left on the shelf. Although, I read that teens are Web 2.0 purists and enjoy publishing media driven content instead of mere words. Talking to my wife who is an English teacher, this makes sense. Students would much rather make their own movies or tag friends in their photos than write about their often mundane school life.