Skip to content

In Case of Fire, Do Not Use Twitter

June 20, 2009 6:40 pm

Twitter’s use in emergencies is well-established: we’re all familiar with the trend of live-Tweeting an earthquake – perhaps in favor of taking cover. Meanwhile, an emergency in Atlanta saw a councilman using Twitter, not 911, to summon help.

Even the parody isn’t so new: in May, the satirical news site The Onion joked that a dorm room fire “was quickly located and extinguished by authorities after 38 people Twittered that they were ‘fleeing a fire’”.

Original link:

In Case of Fire, Do Not Use Twitter [Pic]

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: