Twitter and the Google “May Harm Your Computer” Panic

About 30 minutes ago, a simple search for transit and urban policy issues turned into a desperate and frantic effort to find out what messed up my Macbook Pro.

google may harm your computer

After deleting two recently installed Firefox addons — to no avail — I finally had the bright idea to check Twitter. Surely, if I wasn’t the only one experiencing this problem, others would be tweeting about it.

Turns out, I was right (as evidenced by the plethora of tagged tweets). The ability to see the world in real time is exactly why I’m a Twitter user and advocate.

We saw another example of this last July when an earthquake rocked Southern California. Literally, within seconds, Twitter was abuzz with people talking about the event. It would be minutes before any news outlet was able to organize and report the story.

Today is another example of Twitter’s power and potential. It’s ability to quickly dissiminate information is one of the reasons I believe the tool will change the landscape of not only social media, but the entire Internet as well.

Whatever you’re looking to do — connect with new friends, engage your customers, or even start a business — Twitter should be a part of your equation.

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#1 Hurtownia Tkanin on 06.08.09 at 6:59 am

It’s great to get info in real time. If someone decided to invade the united states we could basicaly track their every single move in real time thanks to twitter

#2 Gry Dla Dzieci on 07.01.09 at 6:27 am

Oh boy, for a moment there I thought this was some new thing google managed to mess up ;) I got all excited and as it turns out, this is from 6 months ago !
Still the picture is priceless :D
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#3 Koncerty Feel on 07.29.09 at 4:30 pm

I don’t know why, I don’t like twitter. But I love google and google solution:)

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