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I’m a D-list Oscar Celebrity!

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It feels like I’m in Denver, Colorado, in the fall of 1861, watching the transcontinental telegraph line crawl towards me carried on donkeys. It was the age of instantaneous, global communication.

For the first time in history, the Oscars were Twittered. And I was among the top users Twittering the Oscars!

There were over 1400 twemes on the Oscars last night. For the uninitiated: A tweme is a twitter featuring a hashtag (#) and a particular subject tag. The Oscars are #aa08.

You can read last nights coverage but I can also give you my top twit of the night from user jesuspenis:

#aa08 sicko hahaha you guys have no health care

There is so much potential–with zero latency or waiting–to interpret/bag on/report on an event. For anyone for fun and/or in an emergency.

It is the age of instantaneous, global communication. Again.

Posted in Web 2.0 Museum  • 

  • http://twemes.com Rochelle Grayson

    Hi Chantelle,

    Thanks so much for your blog post and for participating in the Oscar tweme discussion last night!! It’s only because of comments from people like you that the twemes conversation was so engaging and fun! We’re thrilled that so many people were able to connect with others and have their own commentary of the evening’s events!

    Thanks again,

    Rochelle
    (Co-founder of Twemes.com)


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