Using twitter as an outage notification

Roland Perry lists at
Sun Jul 5 10:10:10 UTC 2009

In article <4A4FC4F3.2010301 at>, Seth Mattinen 
<sethm at> writes
>Twitter will attract the "what's cool right now" demographic.

But has it gone from "cool" to "useful" (for this kind of application), 
in a way that Facebook and other such sites haven't?

I remember an employer of mine when I was trying to persuade him to 
build a modem into a PC so people could exchange what we'd now call 
emails, and he said "Roland, come back and ask me again, when I can pay 
your wages through that modem thing".

Unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity, as I left there twenty years 
ago, and Paypal wasn't invented until about ten years ago.
Roland Perry

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