Travel The World And Follow A Current Event Using Twitter

Here’s a fun tip for following a current event on Twitter.

1. Boot up Search.Twitter.com

2. Do a search for your current event AND a Twitter pic sharing service. For instance, today is iPad 2 release day. There are people all around the country and world waiting in ridiculously long lines. Using Search.Twitter, here are a few sample searches I did:

iPad2 twitpic.com
ipad 2 twitpic.com
iPad2 yfrog.com
iPad2 plixi.com

3. These searches and more like them yield the following amazing set of image results from people all over the world:

WHOA!
http://plixi.com/p/83269483

http://twitpic.com/48jhyv

http://twitpic.com/48jri6

LONG LINE
http://twitpic.com/48ji9v

NYC
http://twitpic.com/48jdes

http://twitpic.com/48jrik

http://twitpic.com/48jldg

http://twitpic.com/48jr5i

http://twitpic.com/48jqzr

A pile at Wal-Mart
http://twitpic.com/48jqgr

http://twitpic.com/48jq3k

TONS of people, but it looks sunny
http://twitpic.com/48jhyv

http://twitpic.com/48jowf

Store about to open?
http://twitpic.com/48jt5m

http://twitpic.com/48jrey

http://twitpic.com/48jtt4

http://twitpic.com/48jsbx

http://twitpic.com/48jrix

http://twitpic.com/48jso0

http://twitpic.com/48jeta

http://twitpic.com/48js6u

http://twitpic.com/48jh9h

http://twitpic.com/48jpvo

http://twitpic.com/48ji5n

http://twitpic.com/48hj1b

http://twitpic.com/48jux6

http://twitpic.com/48juh5

http://twitpic.com/48jufs

http://twitpic.com/48juhk

http://twitpic.com/48ju8y

http://plixi.com/p/83272059

http://plixi.com/p/83272136

http://plixi.com/p/83271969

http://plixi.com/p/83271881

http://plixi.com/p/83271217

http://plixi.com/p/83271117

http://yfrog.com/h2mxbyrj

http://yfrog.com/h3ln3ysj

AWESOME PANORAMA
http://yfrog.com/gz1pbrj

http://yfrog.com/gzq7kzxj

http://yfrog.com/gy5jbsdj

http://yfrog.com/gymbnpdj

http://yfrog.com/gynvtepj

http://yfrog.com/h4qutwsj

http://yfrog.com/gz7lbukj

Traveling the world with my body… actually boarding planes and going places… is superior to looking at pictures. But this is still fun. You can also use Twitter to keep up with less fortunate events like the earthquake in Japan, or the uprisings in Egypt.

This real-time set of search results is one big reason why I prefer Twitter to Facebook.

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