Twitter Saved His Life

From Twitter News
Last weekend CNN lead with a big story about James Buck, a graduate student in journalism from the University of
California-Berkeley who was arrested last month in Mahalla, Egyptwhile covering an anti-government protest. Thinking quickly, James was able to send a one-word Twitter update: "Arrested." His followers in Egypt and back in the US reacted by contacting the university and the consulate on his behalf. Before long, James was updating Twitter with another one-word message, "Free."
HT:http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/04/25/twitter.buck/index.html

2 comments:

~JOSh-X said...

Here is the URL to his actual tweet, if you're interested:

http://twitter.com/jamesbuck/statuses/786571964

Brook said...

I just read that via email. Wow! Who knew Twitter was more than "a time-waster"...as my wife says ;-)

Brook Sarver
www.two10elevn.com