What Twitter Does
Whether it’s breaking news, a local traffic jam, a deal at your favorite shop or a funny pick-me-up from a friend, Twitter keeps you informed with what matters most to you today and helps you discover what might matter to you most tomorrow.
-Twitter, About Us

Shortly after midnight in the US state of Utah, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff picked up his Apple iPhone, opened up a Twitter “app” on his handset and began tweeting… Mr Shurtleff [had] used Twitter to announce that most important of all things: the death of a human being, convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner.
-BBC News, Utah firing squad death announced on Twitter

You can read Mark Shurtleff’s Tweet here.

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