March 4, 2009

The Twitter Lifeline

Filed under: Groundwork — mikecane @ 9:00 am

I was a huge Twitter skeptic.

But then I came to believe. As have others.

Twitter can break news stories. It can also monitor a crisis. Or spread a false rumor.

And Twitter can also be used to help save lives:

British snowboarder Rob Williams dies despite Twitter rescue campaign

Twitter and iPhone help find lost skier

Twitter has to be in the Palm Pre.



  1. I am pretty sure there will be but I can’t say why.

    Comment by Matt Colyer — March 4, 2009 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  2. The fact that they showed a Twitter icon in the Palm Pre App store is a pretty good sign that it’s probably a lock. See my comment and links to the pics right here:

    Comment by Galt — March 4, 2009 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  3. I already use a Twitter client on my T|X at least to post. Unfortunately, Palm’s *Facebook* app won’t run on the T|X. I’m not worried about that for WebOS, but it would be nice if Palm would continue to at least acknowledge that its most capable, largest screen and Internet-enabled device still exists by updating the Facebook app.

    Comment by Jonathan Ezor — March 5, 2009 @ 9:22 am | Reply

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