Can Twitter Get You Out Of Travel Trouble?

Despite Twitter’s increasing visibility, the question “What’s the point of it?” still comes up quite a lot. The TwiTip blog offers one intriguing answer to that question: drawing the attention of the wider world when you’re stuck on a plane that’s (say) been sitting on a runway for two hours while the airline tries to find someone to refuel it. As the post itself notes, tweeting about your situation won’t necessarily make things get fixed any quicker — but it can’t hurt, and it’ll help to pass the time.

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