| 5:43 am on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Powerful is the word that comes to mind for me, too. Astounding to see the innovative uses [yearinreview.twitter.com] that the world is finding for this upstart tech company.
International relations, disaster relief, life and death rescue, Ecuador declaring a state of emergency via Twitter. This is really unprecedented stuff.
| 9:50 am on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)|
For some of these, especially rescues and disasters, twitter is like an emergency service.
| 9:37 am on Dec 17, 2010 (gmt 0)|
do people really rely on twitter's emergency tweets?
| 8:03 pm on Dec 17, 2010 (gmt 0)|
@ Katherinecz: You know, I used to ask the same exact question when Twitter was new to the web-world. Nowadays you're alerted to news, weather, disasters, etc. faster on Twitter than the leading news agencies both on television or Internet.
| 10:36 am on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)|
whitehouse The White House Welcome to @twitter President Medvedev! RT @KremlinRussia_E: Hello everyone! I'm on Twitter, and this is my first tweet.
What is that one doing on the list?
| 4:38 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)|
The recent blizzard in the Northeast illustrated Twitter's value when telephone hotlines were jammed: Newark NJ mayor uses Twitter to communicate about blizzard [webmasterworld.com]
| 2:07 pm on Jan 5, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|International relations, disaster relief, life and death rescue, Ecuador declaring a state of emergency via Twitter. This is really unprecedented stuff. |
And possibly presumptuous and disconcerting that people issuing these messages expect by default that "everyone" is reading them or taking any notice of them whatsoever.
I tried to buy something online recently and my order was rejected by the system because I refused to give them my mobile phone number!
Their loss, not mine.