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Peter Kinder Shows What Social Media Can Do

This morning there is a hostage situation in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Peter Kinder is the Lt. Governor. He is usingTwitter to alert his constituents to the situation:

Peter Kinder Tweet HostageAnd then more information as he had it

fifth floor governor office bldgand then an authoritative blessing for his constituents

bless the policeThis is the real time value of twitter. It’s essentially acted as a reverse 911 phone system for the good people of Missouri.

Follow Peter Kinder on twitter for more updates.


Update: I’ve made a list of people who are on site at the shooting. Click here to follow the twitter list, it does not include any media outlets, just firsthand accounts of the unfolding hostage situation in Missouri.