I have been experimenting with a new micro-blogging which was developed only last year. It’s called Twitter, and each blog entry can only be 140 characters. I use it occasionally just to provide updates and information in small chunks, and a number of friends read my posts and I read their posts. It’s being used by various organizations as well including President-Elect Obama’s campaign, the LA Fire Department during the October 2007 California wildfires, and NASA to provide updates on their various launches. Of course, many people use it to convey information most of us would consider useless, but with any technology, there are always very positive applications. I can think of a few for parents, such as: delayed openings and cancellations as well as last minute announcements.
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