The Future Will Be Microblogged
By now, you've probably heard that @2drinksbehind was onboard Continental Flight 1404 when it skidded off the runway in Denver Saturday night. Shortly after he leapt to safety, he started Twittering like mad about the experience. Since then, he's been on TV news shows and picked up tons of followers.
But we're wondering what the plane incident X-factor is because Pam from Nerd's Eye View Twittered her own off-the-runway accident in September and didn't get a call from Brian Williams. Maybe it's because her plane didn't catch on fire? Or maybe it's because she didn't use the words "Holy fucking shit" to introduce her live-from-the-tarmac reporting?
We're expecting even more Twittering of plane crashes and bad seatmate encounters now that airlines are getting in-flight WiFi--and even painfully ordinary flights are already being liveblogged. Used to be all you could do in midair was watch the major news networks report on your beleaguered Airbus. In the future, CNN will be DMing you to ask for a report on the situation live from. Terrific.
· Terrifying Restaurateurs in 140 Characters or Less [Jaunted]
· 2drinksbehind [Twitter]
· Jaunted [Twitter]