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06-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Der Jaeger
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Originally Posted by LoveDaSwords View Post
Sometimes it's useful if there's a newsworthy site you follow but don't often visit their web page. A tweet will let you know when there is a story there that you might want to check out.

Maybe it's say the weather channel. That's not something I usually go and check the web page. But let's say a tornado warning has been issued or something--now you are alerted to it and you go can go check out their page for more information or what not. And that's actually a case where a few minutes could be extremely important.

Or maybe it's a friends blog that you check out maybe once or twice a week. Your friend posts something, tweets about it, and you decide it's important enough to go check out.

Also, sometimes journalists put out a tweet before the full story is available because it only takes a minute to write 140 characters, the story takes much longer--especially if they are trying to get quotes or something. Sometimes there may be interesting factoids that are more trivial in the tweets--like stats during a sport games "so and so has accomplished the feat of so and so for the first time on a Tuesday since some time so many years ago".
This. Well said.

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