I guess the thing I just realised about Twitter here is summed up in this tweet I can't send because twitter is borked at this moment:
@discobisc there will be a lot of people who learn about it tomo like normal news. i would never have known if not for twitter.
I am not a news junkie. I went for days without knowing that BP had destroyed the world's oceans. I avoid the news like the plague, because it generally has that effect on me: death, dying, depression. But tonight I got to participate in history. Coz of twitter. Summed up here:
RT@miss_melbourne This is why we all heart Twitter. Witnessing history in the making & sharing smart arse remarks with your friends. Freaking brilliant.