Twitter:: breaking new ground?

A US man may have made history by telling his online friends “Holy f–cking s–t – I was just in a plane crash” seconds after the accident.

Twitter user Mike Wilson was on board the Continental Airline’s 737 in Denver, in the US mid-west, when it slid off the runway during take-off yesterday.

At least 38 people suffered minor injuries after the Texas-bound plane slid off the runway – shearing its landing gear – and dropped into a 12m ravine. 

While the passengers gathered at the terminal, he vented his disgust at not being invited into the airline’s presidential lounge. 

“Continental keeping us locked up at the presidents club until they can sort everything out. Won’t even serve us drinks :(. 

“You have your wits scared out of you, drag your butt out of a flaming ball of wreckage and you can’t even get a vodka-tonic.” 

Despite losing his glasses during the evacuation, Mr Wilson managed to use his phone to take a photo of the crash scene and instantly uploaded it onto the web as he fled from the plane. 

It is not known what the cause of the accident was. 

He later thanked other Twitter users for their concern and support.

Twitter is an online social networking service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates, otherwise known as tweets.

If anyone wants to ask why web 2.0 is useful as well as fun… quote this story and don’t forget to say that via Twitter people were able to find out really quickly that this guy was ok…

 

Tweet.

Kristy

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One thought on “Twitter:: breaking new ground?

  1. If online social networking continues to evolve like this it wont be long til we overtake the media. In recent years I’ve noticed I can get headline information quicker through facebook than that of the television or media outlet websites.

    Our advantage is the chance that someone is at the event that is unfolding. Traditional media relies on receiving word about it occurring and having to investigate and travel.

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