Twittering From Beijing
Our coverage of the Olympics is really ramping up this week, and one way you can follow it is via
If you haven't used it before, here's how Twitter describes itself:
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool.
The Post/washingtonpost.com has two Olympic Twitter feeds (so far ... ):
1) An overall Olympic feed, which will send out "Tweets" every time Olympic blogs (other than the Sports Smog -- see below) have new posts. That includes the blog you are reading now and Jonathan Newton's photoblog.
Post reporters and columnists have started using the feed, too -- if you're curious what Sally Jenkins is having for lunch or when Barry Svrluga gets to cover judo, well, you might just find out here. The Twitter feed can be found at www.twitter.com/postolympics.
2) A feed from Dan Steinberg, author of the Beijing Sports Smog (a k a the D.C. Sports Bog). All Smog posts will feed in here, but Dan will certainly be happy to let you know what he's doing, too. A sample of his tweets so far:
... heading through customs while showing a disturbing lack of mandarin skillz
... Watching co-workers twitter. considering prawn-flavored potato chips.
... Searching for Irish bar in Beijing showing the skins game.
Dan's Twitter feed can be found at www.twitter.com/dcsportsbog.
You can read twitter feeds on your browser or your mobile device, or have them texted to yous phone/mobile device.
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