"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive." Anaïs Nin

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Twitter and CB Radios

As I sit here this Sunday afternoon watching the Twitter posts scroll along my Iphone, I came to the realization that Twitter is to deaf and hearing impaired people what the old CB radios were to people who could hear well. Back in the '70's, I could hear fairly well, well enough to use regular telephones and listen to radios. Just about everyone I knew had a CB or ham radio in their car or home.

If anything was going on, it was broadcast over the air waves, everything from emergencies, to chit chat of what was playing at the movies and grocery lists being spouted of to spouses. If you were into ham radios, you could talk with someone on the other side of the world. Just like those old radios, there are no borders or boundaries to Twitter.

The neat thing about Twitter is just about everyone can use it and get connected. Like the old meet ups with people gathering in diners when someone suggested pulling in and grabbing coffee, it is the same today with tweetups.

Twitter really does level the communication field for so many of us today. I love modern technology. Without it, I would be disconnected from the world, indeed.

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