Sunday November 29, 2020

Twitter in the spotlight as Bebo and Facebook look on

Despite recent hostility towards the latest social networking phenomenon, all the signs are that it is here to stay, writes Adrian Weckler

24th January, 2009

Two weeks ago, a US Airways flight crash landed into the Hudson River in New York. All 150 passengers, as well as the five crew, survived. The first people to know about this miracle were not reporters in CNN, Reuters or the Associated Press. The first to know were among the six million members of Twitter, the latest social networking phenomenon to enter the mainstream.

A picture of the downed plane was posted on TwitPic, a...

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