With more than 2,000 tweets per minute coming from Twitter on Saturday morning, the popular micro-blogging site has once again proved that it can be one of the speediest, albeit not the most accurate, sources of real-time information.
Other users fed the site, and thus the rest of the world, with live news from Chile. CVander, one of the most re-tweeted users on the Chile quake, wrote that he “has experienced quakes in several different countries, but this one really freaked him out”. He also gave his followers more down-to-earth information, reporting for instance when the power came back on in Santiago after the quake.
Date created : 2010-02-27