We all have to deal with students who use their laptops, mobile phones or other devices in class. Some elect to forbid the use of such devices for fear that they distract students and take away from class participation. Others tolerate the habit. I will report on my experience with encouraging students to use their personal devices in class and urging them to use popular social media platforms (predominantly Twitter) for subject-relevant discussion in and out of the classroom.BioGiorgos Cheliotis is Assistant Professor of Communications and New Media at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore (NUS). His teaching is focused on economic, social and copyright policy issues surrounding computer-mediated communication, especially with respect to content sharing and reuse. While at NUS, he was also a visiting researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Before joining NUS, Giorgos was a visiting professor at the School of Information Systems of Singapore Management University, a management consultant with McKinsey&Company and with a new media startup in Switzerland, and a post-doctoral researcher with IBM Research at the Zurich Research Laboratory, where he also worked as a doctoral student, earning a PhD in Telecommunications and Information Systems from his home institution, the National Technical University of Athens.