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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Angus Kidman | Lifehacker Editor
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.