Reaching The Online Generation

An Initiative of CityTeam Ministries

The Power of a Tweet

Posted on | August 21, 2008 |

A friend of mine tweeted:

[My daughter] is in the recovery room… Trying to wake her up, but she’s SO SLEEPY!

Obviously I was alarmed.  I picked up my phone to text him back and figure out what was going on.  In the middle of my text, my phone vibrated.  Another tweet from my friend.  This one said:

Sorry, phone went crazy with calls after that last message! [My daughter] had her tonsil’s removed

When I talked to him later, he laughed, “Yeah, I answered the first call.  After that call I checked my phone - 5 missed calls!  That’s when I tweeted the second message.”

We talked a little bit more about his daughter and the response he got from his Twitter followers.   He concluded, “I told my wife if she was ever in trouble and couldn’t get to me, that she just needed to twitter, ‘Help!’ and she would have all the help she needed.”

Are you one text message away from all the help you will need?  Are you one text message away from being all the help someone needs?

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