Sunday, April 6, 2008
Actor Charlton Heston Dies on Twitter
Behold the mighty hand of Twitter.
I first learned of Charlton Heston's death when popular blogger Micki Krimmal or as she is known on Twitter, Mickipedia twittered, "And so begins the deluge of charlton Heston quotes..."
That was also when I realized that I now get a lot of my news in 150 characters or less.
There is a small group of us Online Video creators, podcasters and bloggers that use Twitter to comment on our lives, stay connected and tip each other off at conventions as to what sponsor has the best party or just has free food and drinks. But now, now Twitter has become a new news source.
Twitter user Jim Long or as he's know on Twitter, newmediajim works for NBC News and when he is heading to an assignment he will tap out a tweet and let his followers know what news event he's heading to. Many times if I'm checking his feed I will know about a Washington DC news event before CNN posts it.
Twitter takes thing to a whole knew level and I don't think we have even begun to understand how this little online application that interfaces with both our phones and computers is going to change the world.
Twitter has already changed live events. Who knows, maybe we will soon be able to part the Red Sea with Twitter.