QUOTE(eook.joc @ May 4 2012, 04:57 AM)
Twitter is the help desk for many people. There are occasions when the person does not have the time to write much. He/ she is in such a situation where writing 160 characters is also not possible. In such a situation Twitter come to the rescue of many people. For example, in 2008 April a journalist who had just graduated from Berkeley was covering an agitation in Egypt. During this he got arrested and there was no time that he could write the message on the mobile. He just posted the word arrested on his profile in Twitter through his mobile phone. His followers in return informed the US Embassy in Egypt and at the same time alerted Berkeley. The outcome was great and a lawyer was hired for him to bail him out of the jail the very next day.
Great job for those followers who made a real difference. It is nice to hear of people doing good. Even over the internet the goodness of people will shine. Thanks for the thread, it gave me some hope for people.