Tuesday, July 29, 2008

earthquakes & twitter


This is fascinating. The other day I was reading a blog post written by an aid worker in a remote location. They were saying how Twitter (an application they had been avoiding) had become a very useful way of getting information out especially when your internet connection is not very fast. Twitter is a quick way of writing a message and updating your status without having to post a lengthly and sometimes slow update on a blog or even an e-mail.

Today, Global Voices posted a blog from Bangladesh talking about how people had tweeted about the earthquake on July 24th immediately, as it was happening. After I read that post my friend Leah tweeted about an earthquake in Los Angeles that happened this afternoon. Then she wrote about the twitter phenomenon on her blog. I don't exactly know how I feel about the whole Twitter phenomenon, but it is fascinating how we can be connected to something going on in the world, as it is happening through something like Twitter.

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