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A novel use for twitter – a teaching taser

Twitter, a micro-blogging tool that slipped a 140 character noose around the neck of the net’s geekish  crowd  about  a year or so ago and has kept them on that short leash ever since, has also proven to be a useful kind of cattle prod in the task of shocking newsrooms into the 21st century. The very first time I showed a roomful of journalists and advertising reps David Troy’s Twittervision, (a mashup of Google Maps and the public Twitter stream of ‘tweets’) the universal look of incomprehension on the gathered faces was like a frigid blast of winter

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What are YOU doing?

In case you wanted to know, here’s what the cool kids are up to on the net:

Twitter. A web site whose sole purpose (seemingly) is described this way:

A global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: What are you doing?

(Your answer is limited to 142 characters)You sign up to Twitter, publicize your Twitter name and anyone can subscribe to your "twitters" you ongoing answers to the What are you doing? question. And of course, you can sign up for the feed from other people’s Twitters.It’s the latest little trick in the "Look

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