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Twitter Helps In Amber Alert

February 19, 2010

It seems as though Twitter is growing up.

An Amber Alert was issued yesterday when a 1-year-old girl named Jaylin Boudria was kidnapped in Swansea, MA.  Quickly the twitter community went to work tweeting about the Alert.  I first heard about it when one of the people who I follow-on twitter tweeted about it, Patrick O’Malley (617patrick).  I, along with many others quickly re-tweeted the message to our twitter followers (which isn’t all that many in my case, but millions in the case of some others).  At around 5 o’clock came news that the little girl was found safe in Connecticut!  I was so glad to hear that this story had a happy ending.

For the full story you can read Patrick’s account of it at the-linkedin-speaker.com

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