I almost always make Twitter my first or second site to visit when I switch my laptop on. This morning there are a number of Tweets about an earthquake in Japan. I know that it is bad, I know that some have talked about a Tsunami hitting the coast, I also know that an airport has been closed in Tokyo. I picked up the following link from a Tweet to a report on the events…. http://bit.ly/emJZf8
A few weeks ago, as the events in Egypt unfolded I was able to follow them almost minute by minute by looking at Tweets and Retweets on Twitter. Social media played a really significant part in the revolution and in some ways I felt a part of it all.
I became a follower of Wael Ghonim and have been able to use his Tweets to keep up with the events in the aftermath of the events. He sends his Tweets in arabic such as this one that I received today…..
- Wael Ghonim and Egypt’s New Age Revolution (globalmediacabot.wordpress.com)
- TED 2011: Wael Ghonim – Voice of Egypt’s Revolution (wired.com)
- Huge earthquake rocks Japan – Sydney Morning Herald (news.google.com)