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Firefighters On Twitter; How To Find Them

There are many ways to find firefighters on Twitter. Here are some techniques I employ.

Twitter Followers

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The count is coming close to 2,000 followers for my FireBlogger Twitter account. Thank you to everyone that has added my updates to their queue. I said this 9 months ago and believe it more than ever today. Twitter is trumping blogs. Twitter Search reveals real sentiment, real news in real time.

Swine Flu Twitterers Of Note

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Twitter as Emergency Communication Platform

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Last week I mentioned I’d be leaning on Twitter as the 2009 wildfire season unfolds. I have spent the past two days playing around on the platform. I opened a new account unrelated to firefighting and in less than 48 hours I have 24 “followers” in this new community. Update: As of January 26 my […]

Colorado Wildfires, 11,000 Evacuated? Huh?

I’ll refer readers to Reuters and Google News regarding the Boulder area fires.January wildfires in Colorado. Almost as unexpected as wildfire on the Big Sur Coast in December or even April. This is Australia’s season in the wildfire sun, not the Rocky Mountain region. I have been using Twitter (link fixed) more often lately. As […]