The extremes some people will go to get more followers than Ashton Kutcher, eh?
Astronaut Mike Massimino has the dubious honour of being the first person to Twitter from space, having taken time from the space shuttle Atlantis STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope to share this tweet with mankind: From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views …
Ok, exactly how is typing in a message and sending it to someone else to publish on a service less effort than typing the same message and sending it to the publishing service directly?
I bet that getting it entered on the ground has nothing to do with time saving for the astronaut and far more to do with the pesky "no signal" error on his phone which prevents him from SMSing Twatter himself.
Bowman_2010: OMG! It's fullof starz!!!1
CmdConnor@SkyNet: Todays the day! everyones excited! In 5mins I push the big red button. I rly hope it works.
PiedmontMD: Townsfolks just brought this thing in that fell from the sky. they've asked me to open it. I wonder what's inside. stay tuned...
If Astro_Mike is sending updates via email to Earth and a person on Earth is entering his tweet for him, then Astro_Mike isn't the first person to send a tweet from space.
He may be the first person to have a message sent from space turned into a tweet and put on Twitter, but thats not the same thing is it?
"rest assured that his tweets are sent via email to Johnson Space Center, which then posts them for him."
So, just as he thought then:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt downplayed Twitter's usefulness, calling it a "poor man's email system".
News@BBC: WW3 strtn. iBois killin M$ luzrz. nixers to stoned to care. all coz twitter drove them over teh edge.
I. HATE. TWITTER.
They even got my wife. Stupid pointless wast of time. It's not people using it that I mind. Its when I go to the pub for a quiet drink with some friends and they have to tell everyone where they are going. ARRGGGGG
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