As I’ve noted before, Twitter is a unique communication service that just may be the best innovation in breaking news in the last couple of years. Here’s Loic Le Meur on the Denver Continental plane fire last night.
A guy tweetering from the plane crashhttp://www.loiclemeur.com/english/2008/12/follow-the-plan.html
He notes the Twitter user had better information than the official news sources. The Associated Press apparently agreed, also picking up on the messages from the Twitter user on the plane in its wire reports:
Passenger Mike Wilson of Denver described a chaotic scramble to leave the burning plane on updates he posted on Twitter.com from the airport using his cell phone.
“By the time the plane stopped we were burning pretty well and I think I could feel the heat even through the bulkhead and window,” he wrote. “I made for the exit door as quickly as I could, fearing the right wing might explode from the fire. Once out, I scrambled down the wing.”
Here’s passenger Mike Wilson’s Twitter page.