First fires, now an earthquake. Okay, no biggie by California standards -- only 5.6 First there was a jolt, then the floor gently undulated like sea kelp. Chandeliers swayed overhead.
Did Californians duck under desks? No, they twittered first, then ran for cover. Or they twittered from underneath their dining room tables. Or from the Arby’s in Gilroy.
News of the quake broke instantly and first on Twitter, apparently.
Mad Dog In The Fog tracked the Twitter traffic and he compiled hundreds, maybe thousands, of tweets (or messages).