Student Twitters Himself Out of Jail

UC Berkeley graduate student James Karl Buck, who was in Egypt covering an anti-government protest when he was arrested, helped free himself with ... twitter!

On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The message only had one word. "Arrested."

Within seconds, colleagues in the United States and his blogger-friends in Egypt -- the same ones who had taught him the tool only a week earlier -- were alerted that he was being held.

Naturally, when he was released, James sent another one-word twitter: "Free"

CNN Article by Mallory Simon: Link (Photo: James Karl Buck)

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Wow, gee, look what we have here.. following a rather interesting news story about someone's twitter account and something about leaked chats, now we have a positive, (puts hand to center of chest) happy twitter related story. (awwww) So I guess we can all forget about the previous story, huh?

(shakes head and urinates on carpet)
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