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Student Twitters Himself Out of Jail

Many of my lawyer colleagues have wondered whether there's any value to Twitter, a type of online text message platform where users respond to the single question "What are you doing now?"   However, for James Karl Buck, a resourceful student arrested in Egypt, Twitter proved indispensable to his eventual release, reports the  Washington Post.  Buck used his cellphone to send a single word "tweet" (or message) "Arrested" to Twitter, which resulted in his friends hiring a lawyer who helped win his release.

If you're interested in learning more about Twitter, check out this Common Craft Video.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on April 25, 2008 at 03:37 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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