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AOL Goes Out with A Twitter August 20, 2009

Posted by kewroad in internet, ISP, Twitter.

Woke up this morning to find my AOL connection was kapput. After some DIY kit testing I realised my WLAN, DSL and claptop were AOK but the Internet was dead.  Discovering whether it was a big outage or just my personal bit of the Internet  was something of a trial. When I got online in the office, no alerts on technical support page, found  UK message boards have been culled and web chat was down for “improvements”.  Other than a cryptic message on the technical support line, I found out the scale of the problem through a quick experiment in crowdsourcing via Twitter. On a day when some media are turning cold on Twitter’s value,  I found that all that useless babble was invaluable and the  best way to find out exactly what was going on. Thank you Twitter


1. inkunablo - September 10, 2009

Can we use Twitter for educational activities?

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