To the point

May 7, 2009

I am in favour of Twitter's use in academia ("Twitterati in the academy", 30 April). The Royal Society's research grant application squeezes the research proposal into 250 characters (including spaces) revealing the core idea while excising flannel. Papers might similarly be summarised.

Yours (in 246 characters),

Rupert Marshall, Lecturer in animal behaviour, Aberystwyth University.

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