By John Dukovich on
Monday, November 03, 2008 1:06 PM
I have been messing with Twitter on and off for a few months, not being really sure what to do with it. Lisa and I used it at the N-TEN conference last spring to do real-time commenting on a plenary session. It was interesting to see how others were responding to the speaker and the environment, but not sure how truly useful that was. Similarly, I plugged in during the U.S. presidential debates last month to see what other viewers were thinking. Again, interesting but also it seemed to just add to the general chatter. Today I received an e-mail that pointed to what looks like a very practical application of Twitter: using it to report problems and issues at U.S. polling places on election day (tomorrow). Thanks to early voting in many states, there have already been more than 80,000 calls to a voter hotline. The calls came in on the...
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