The China Earthquake Twittered in Real Time

by Karoli on November 13, 2008 · 8 comments

One example of the power of Twitter’s now-disabled track feature:

On May 12, 2008:

USGS reports time/day: 2008-05-12 06:27:59.0 31.12N 103.24E 10 7.8 EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA

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  • http://www.tweetip.com/tumblr tweetip

    Earthquake China timeline – without track – early test of our algo's… http://tweetip.us/lk1p6

  • http://mdoeff.com/blog mdoeff

    I did a similar capture with Track last fall when we had a mild quake in the Bay Area. http://www.mdoeff.com/blog/2007/10/30/tracking-

  • http://www.tweetip.com/tumblr tweetip

    At the time, we were one of the few attached to the firehose through a “backdoor”: A bit faster than track :)

  • http://www.drumsnwhistles.com/ Karoli

    Not sure what the point is — RSS can be fast or slow. I've seen both.

  • http://www.tweetip.com/tumblr tweetip

    At the time, we were one of the few attached to the firehose through a “backdoor”: A bit faster than track :)

  • http://www.drumsnwhistles.com/ Karoli

    Not sure what the point is — RSS can be fast or slow. I've seen both.

  • http://www.tweetip.com/tumblr tweetip

    At the time, we were one of the few attached to the firehose through a “backdoor”: A bit faster than track :)

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