Understanding Twitter on the Front Line

So, for anyone who still doesn’t understand how twitter can be useful here is a good explanation of its impact on the G20 protests.  Think of it as a universal, burst broadcast medium.  It becomes useful when everyone writing about a particular event or topic colludes to use a common tag, in this case #G20, so that everyone interested can filter just that topic and hear the chatter of what’s going on.  Search and filters (which is just really watching the changing results of  agiven search)  is an essential part of it.

BBC NEWS | Twitter on the front line.

History of People in Science

In response to Nicholas’ waxing on about the history of science. I can’t resist that:

Given Google’s ambitious goals to organize all the worlds information, all of it!, I’m sure much more of your correspondence will be hanging around than you’d like for years to come. One crazy futuristic benefit of really saving (more…)

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