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Following Fire on Twitter

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Citizen journalism has taken leaps since last year. We are living in some smoke today, but safe. The big Santa Cruz County wildfire you have probably seen on the news remains  miles off and over the ridge.  I know, because I can see it on the Internet. I found this  link to a satellite  fire […]

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Tags: Fire Watch · It's about time! · Science and Technology

Bierce is Back

July 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In the age of instant messaging, trends in literature which have lain dormant since the telephone began to jangle are again awakened. Constrained by length limits of 140 characters, we turn for literary inspiration to the past–this time to the golden age of the telegraph–when users paid by the word and changed language by writing […]

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Middle Class Becomes Twittering Class?

February 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Huffington Post does it. Raw Story does it. Obama does it, and so too, reportedly, do Republicans like Karl Rove. They all use Twitter. Twitter is software which allows a registered member to send out very brief messages to others, either from twitter.com’s website or from a cell phone. Recipients can get the messages either […]

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Tags: It's about time! · Science and Technology