Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Twitter top list of weird stories in 2009

From ABSCBN News From the American who interrupted his wedding to update his Twitter accounts, the world was full of weird stories in 2009.

In New York, five "restroom ambassadors" got jobs tweeting from the toilets at Times Square: greeting tourists and shoppers -- and then sending short dispatches on their encounters.
Britain's High Court ordered its first injunction via Twitter to stop an anonymous Tweeter impersonating someone else.

The U.N.'s World Food Program sent text messages to Iraqi refugees in Syria so they could redeem the virtual vouchers for fresh food in local shops. A U.S. survey found that one in five drivers read or sent text messages from behind the wheel.

"The new technologies that help us multi-task in our everyday lives and increasingly popular social media sites present a hard-to-resist challenge," said U.S. motor club head Robert Darbelnet -- a fitting description for the whole year.  Continue reading here http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/technology/12/29/09/facebook-twitter-top-list-weird-stories-2009

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