4.25.2008

Using... Twitter???? .... to Save the World

Buck, a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and his translator Mohammed Maree were arrested April 10.

On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The message only had one word. "Arrested."


Full story:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/04/25/twitter.buck/index.html

Site in the story:
http://jameskarlbuck.com/

2 comments:

Tony said...

Do you have twitter yet Cheryl? I need more people to spy/watch :p

Yet Another Girl said...

I, Yet Another Girl, do not have a free texting phone plan and thus have never explored the wonderful (?) world of Twitter.

I read on blog where he posts by Twitter. I like posting by email.

God forbid I ever get a Blackberry... then maybe Twitter... but probably not b/c I could still blog by email.