Thursday, June 5, 2008

The power of twittering

On CNN today: James Karl Buck was released from a Mahalla jail after sending a one-word blog post from his cell phone through the Twitter Web site. The message -- "Arrested" -- alerted all of his friends on the site of his detention.

11 comments:

M. Robert Turnage said...

Whenever I run out of ideas for my blog or Twitter, I will be sure to try this one. Just to see what happens.

Ans see? Another reason why you should sign up for Twitter.

NoRegrets said...

Oh great... You know, people might think it's a plea from you to BE arrested.

The CEO said...

You would certainly have an expanding circle of influence, although you are already pretty influential.

WNG said...

I haven't gotten sucked into the Twitter void yet...although it looks frun from the outside :)

Churlita said...

That's pretty cool. I'm surprised they let him keep his cell phone. I bet they don't make that mistake again.

NoRegrets said...

Me? Influential? ha.

Twitter actually seems more suited to my nature. I'm a short and sweet kinda gal. But, again, there's priorities right now. Other ones. :-)

yeah, Churlita, I don't understand that either. Maybe it's a whole twitterruse.

evil-e said...

I have written one word posts before and let everyone surmise as they would. It is a fun thing to do once in a while.

The CEO said...

Influential people never dismiss themself as influential.

Tera said...

I still can't get past the word twitter.

WNG said...

Me too Tera...

NoRegrets said...

Evile, that doesn't surprise me, given the whole take a word and make a photo post thing you have going.
CEO - there you go. proof.
TERA/WNG- say it over and over and over and over....